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Journal o/ the Proceedings 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Friday, April 9, 1943 

at 8:00 O'CLOCK p. M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois) 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Attendance. 

Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, Cohen, Moss, 
Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, Connelly, 
Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Mur- 
phy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gil- 
lespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — ^Alderman Keane. 

The Mayor requested that the record show that 
Alderman Keane's absence was due to serious illness. 



Call to Order. 



On Friday, April 9, 1943, at 8:00 o'clock P. M. (the 
day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honorable 
Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council to 
order. 



Certification of Election of Aldermen and Other 
City Officers. 

The City Clerk presented the foUoij|ing communi- 
cations from the County Clerk of CookT;ounty, which 
were ordered published and placed on file : 



County Clerk 
Cook County, Illinois 

Chicago, April 9, 1943. 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This is to advise you that I, as County 
Clerk of Cook County, have issued certificates of 
election to the following-named persons who were 
duly elected Mayor, City Clerk and City Treas- 
urer, respectively, at the general election held 
April 6, 1943: 

Edward J. Kelly — Mayor 
Ludwig D. Schreiber — City Clerk 
Raymond Paul Drymalski — City Treasurer. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Michael J. Flynn, 

County Clerk. 



County Clerk 
Cook County, Illinois 

Chicago, April 9, 1943. 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This is to advise you that I, as County 
Clerk of Cook County, have issued certificates of 
election to the following-named persons who were 
duly elected Aldermen of and for the City of Chi- 
cago on February 23, 1|^3, for the Wards indicated; 



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John Budinger . 1st Ward 

Abraham H. Cohen 4th Ward 

Patrick Sheridan Smith 6th Ward 

Roy E. Olin 8th Ward 

Arthur G. Lindell 9th Ward 

William J. Pieczynski 10th Ward 

Hugh B. Connelly 11th Ward 

Bryan Hartnett 12th Ward 

Michael P. Hogan 13th Ward 

Clarence P. Wagner 14th Ward 

James F. Kovarik 15th Ward 

Paul M. Sheridan 16th Ward 

William T. Murphy 17th Ward 

Bernard J. O'Hallaren 18th Ward 

John J. Duffy 19th Ward 

Anthony Pistilli 20th Ward 

Joseph F. Ropa 21st Ward 

Otto F. Janousek 22nd Ward 

Joseph Kacena, Jr 23rd Ward 

Fred Fischman 24th Ward 

James B. Bowler 25th Ward 

Alexander J. Sobota 26th Ward 

Harry L. Sain 27th Ward 

George D. Kells 28th Ward 

Joseph S. Gillespie 29th Ward 

Edward, J. Upton 30th Ward 

Thomas P. Keane 31st Ward 

Joseph P. Rostenkowski 32nd Ward 

Matt Porten 34th Ward 

Walter J. Orlikoski 35th Ward 

Richard M. Walsh 36th Ward 

William J. Lancaster 37th Ward 

P. J. Cullerton - 38th Ward 

H. L. Brody 39th Ward 

William J. Cowhey 41st Ward 

Dorsey R. Crowe 42nd Ward 

John J. Grealis 44th Ward 

James F.Young 46th Ward 

Robert C. Quirk 48th Ward 

Frank Keenan 49th Ward 

James R. Quinn 50th Ward 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Michael J. Flynn, 

County Clerk. 

County Clerk 
Cook County, Illinois 

Chicago, April 9, 1943. 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This is to advise you that 1, as County 
Clerk of Cook County, have issued certificates of 
election to the following-named persons who were 
duly elected Aldermen of and for the City of Chi- 
cago on April 6, 1943, for the Wards indicated: 

William H. Harvey 2nd Ward 

Oscar DePriest 3rd Ward 

Bertram B. Moss 5th Ward 

Nicholas J. Bohling, Jr 7th Ward 

John B. Brandt 33rd Ward 

Samuel P. Gurman 40th Ward 

James B. Waller 43rd Ward 

Theron W. Merryman 45th Ward 

Frank O. Hilburn 47th Ward 

Yours truly, 
Q 

(Signed) Michael J. Flynn, 

County Clerk. 



Report Concerning Filing of Oaths of Office of 
Newly-Elected Aldermen. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

Chicago, April 9, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— You are hereby advised that the 
following-named persons have duly taken and sub- 
scribed the oath of office as prescribed by statute, 
as Aldermen, which oaths were filed in the City 
Clerk's office on April 9, 1943: 

John Budinger 1st Ward 

William H. Harvey 2nd Ward 

Oscar DePriest 3rd Ward 

Abraham H. Cohen 4th Ward 

Bertram B. Moss 5th Ward 

Patrick Sheridan Smith 6th Ward 

Nicholas J. Bohling, Jr 7th Ward 

Roy E. Olin 8th Ward 

Arthur G. Lindell 9th Ward 

William J. Pieczynski 10th Ward 

. Hugh B. Connelly nth Ward 

Bryan Hartnett 12th Ward 

Michael P. Hogan 13th Ward 

Clarence P. Wagner 14th Ward 

James F. Kovarik 15th Ward 

Paul M. Sheridan. 16th Ward 

William T. Murphy 17th Ward 

Bernard J. O'Hallaren 18th Ward 

John J. Duffy 19th Ward 

Anthony Pistilli 20th Ward 

Joseph F. Ropa 21st Ward 

Otto F. Janousek 22nd Ward 

Joseph Kacena, Jr 23rd Ward 

Fred Fischman 24th Ward 

James B. Bowler . .25th Ward 

Alexander J. Sobota. 26th Ward 

Harry L. Sain 27th Ward 

George D. Kells 28th Ward 

Joseph S. Gillespie 29th Ward 

Edward J. Upton 30th Ward 

Thomas P. Keane.. 31st Ward 

Joseph P. Rostenkowski 32nd Ward 

John B. Brandt 33rd Ward 

Matt Porten 34th Ward 

Walter J. Orlikoski .35th Ward 

Richard M. Walsh 36th Ward 

William J. Lancaster 37th Ward 

P. J. Cullerton 38th Ward 

H. L. Brody 39th Ward 

Samuel P. Gurman 40th Ward 

William J. Cowhey .41st Ward 

Dorsey R. Crowe .-1 . 42nd Ward 

James B. Waller 43rd Ward 

John J. Grealis 44th Ward 

Theron W. Merryman 45th Ward 

James F. Young 46th Ward 

Frank O. Hilburn 47th Ward 

Robert C. Quirk 48th Ward 

Frank Keenan 49th Ward 

James R. Quinn 50th Ward 

Yours iKly, 

(Signed) LuDWiG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Quorum. 



The City Clerk thereupon called the roll of mem- 
bers and there was found to be 

A quorum present. 



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Invocation. 

Introduction of Reverend Anderson by Mayor 
Kelly. 

[Stenographic report] 

The Mayor: Members of the City Council, Ladies 
and Gentlemen: — We are particulai'ly 
honored tonight in having with us a 
man of true, broad, civic spirit; a man 
who is the servant of his God; a man 
who in my opinion is one of our finest 
citizens; a man who realizes what it 
means to be his brother's keeper; a 
man who truly loves his neighbor and 
a man who with total disregard of 
race, creed or color submerges all else 
to the best interests of his city and 
his country. 

He has consented to give the Invoca- 
tion on this occasion and I know that 
I am speaking in behalf of every 
member of the City Council and every 
city official, as well as all those as- 
sembled here, in expressing to him 
our gratitude and appreciation for his 
appearance here tonight. 

It is a pleasure and an honor to pre- 
sent to you the Reverend Doctor 
Harrison Ray Anderson, Pastor of the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church and 
President of the Chicago Church 
Federation. Reverend Anderson, 
would you please pray for us as we 
open this meeting. 

(prayer) 



Singing of the National Anthem, 

Introduction of Mr. James Melton by Mayor 
Kelly. 

[Stenographic report] 

The Mayor : We are especially honored in having 
with us tonight a man of exceptional 
talent, who cancelled a very impor- 
tant engagement in order that he 
might be here to participate in these 
ceremonies. He is here because he 
believes in his city; he believes in his 
country; and he believes in his God. 
Especially he believes in what he is 
about to sing. 

I would like to present to this audi- 
ence Mr. James Melton, renowned 
star of the Metropolitan Opera, who 
will sing The Star-Spangled Banner. 

(song) 



Administering of Oaths of Office to Newly-Elected 
Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer. 

The City Clerk (Ludwig D. Schreiber) there- 
upon administered the oath of office to Honorable 
Edward J. Kelly as Mayor. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, in turn ad- 
ministered the oath of office to Ludwig D. Schreiber 
as City Clerk. 



The City Clerk thereupon administered the oath 
of office to Honorable Raymond Paul Drymalski as 
City Treasurer. 



Approval of Official Bond of Edward J. Kelly as 
Mayor of City of Chicago. 

The City Clerk presented the official bond of Ed- 
ward J. Kelly as Mayor of the City of Chicago, in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland as 
surety. [The City Clerk stated that, as required by 
ordinance, the bond had been approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel as to form and by the City Comp- 
troller as to surety.] 

Alderman Bowler moved to approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Or- 
likoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Approval of Official Bond of Ludwig D. Schreiber as 
City Clerk of City of Chicago. 

The City Clerk presented the official bond of Lud- 
wig D. Schreiber as City Clerk of the City of Chicago, 
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), 
with Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland as 
surety. [The City Clerk stated that, as required by 
ordinance, the bond had been approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel as to form and by the City Comp- 
troller as to surety.] 

Alderman Bowler moved to approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^ Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Or- 
likoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Approval of Official Bond of Raymond Paul Dry- 
malski as City Treasurer. 

The City Clerk presented the official bond of Ray- 
mond Paul Drymalski as City Treasurer of the City 
of Chicago, in the penal sum of two million dollars 



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($2,000,000.00.), with sureties and amounts of re- 
spective liability as follows: 



United States Fidelity and Guaranty 

Company $300,000.00 

Fidelity and Deposit Company of Mary- 
land 150,000.00 

The Aetna Casualty and Surety Com- 
pany 150,000.00 

The Fidelity and Casualty Company 

of New York 150,000.00 

National Surety Corporation 150,000.00 

Continental Casualty Company 100,000.00 

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Com- 
pany 100,000.00 

Standard Accident Insurance Company. 100,000.00 

Maryland Casualty Company 100,000.00 

Glens Falls Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

Fireman's Fund Indemnity Company. . 100,000.00 
New Amsterdam Casualty Company. . . 100,000.00 
American Surety Company of New York 100,000.00 

Globe Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

The Travelers Indemnity Company. . . . 100,000.00 

Royal Indemnity Company 50,000.00 

Columbia Casualty Company 50,000.00 



[The City Clerk stated that, as required by ordi- 
nance, the bond had been approved by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel as to form and by the City Comptroller 
as to sureties.] 

Alderman Bowler moved to approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Or- 
likoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Address by Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, thereupon ad- 
dressed the City Council as follows: 

[Stenographic report] 

The Mayor: Members of the Council: I think it is 
opportune at this time that I say a 
few words to the City Council. I 
have not prepared any formal speech 
but I do desire to offer a few observa- 
tions, not because of any necessity of 
immediate action, but because as we 
start this new administration I think 
it is important that whatever I have 
on my mind should be open for your 
consideration. 

This is a Council-governed city, and in 
this City Council we have at all times 
worked as Chicagoans with the good 
of the city in mind — as a nonpartisan 
organization. When a man becomes a 
member of this body it is his duty to 
forget the political party that he be- 
longs to, realizing that his responsibil- 
ity as a City Council member goes far 
beyond party lines in guarding the 
interests of his city, his state and his 
country. That is the way it has been 



in the past and I am confident that 
this same principle will continue dur- 
ing this new Administration. 

The gruelling campaign recently con- 
cluded is a thing of the past. Our job 
now, in my opinion, is to forget poli- 
tics and work to win this war. And 
this City Council has a very definite 
and important role to play in our na- 
tion's war effort. In order to main- 
tain high morale on the fighting fronts 
it is essential that we have high 
morale on the home front. And it is 
you members of the City Council — 
in your thinking and by your actions 
— who should be the leaders of this 
great City. 

You men have been elected by the 
people because the people had con- 
fidence in you and in your ability. We 
believe that we have done a fairly 
good job during the last ten years in 
providing the people of Chicago with 
a good Administration. And the peo- 
ple themselves have shown that they 
have the same opinion. There are 
many projects, many plans we now 
would like to carry through and pol- 
icies we would like to continue. 

We realize that in these war times 
to think of anything that is not a 
direct contribution to the war effort 
and coordinated with it is rather 
ridiculous and just so much lost mo- 
tion. That has been, and will con- 
tinue to be, our policy. We want to 
make certain that Chicago continues 
its fine record in control of juvenile 
delinquency. Chicago today has the 
lowest juvenile delinquency rate of 
any large city in the country. And we 
want to hold it that way. We want 
to cooperate with the police depart- 
ment and with those many civic or- 
ganizations who are doing so much in 
that direction. 

The City Council should be militant 
in making certain that our record as 
the nation's safest city be maintained. 
Chicago today tops every large city 
in the country for progress in safety 
and we want to see that Grand Award 
again awarded our city next year. 
We must continue to realize that 
everything we do for the betterment 
of our city here at home has its re- 
fiection in added courage and morale 
for the boys at the front who are 
fighting for you and me. 

Our highway program must also have 
our concentrated attention. This city 
needs highways, not only to stimulate 
building and expansion of our neigh- 
borhoods to make Chicago a more at- 
tractive place in which to live, but 
also as a necessary factor in building 
up the recreational facilities that at- 
tract visitors. Already Chicago 
attracts more than 900 conventions 
every year, and by improving our 
highways, by increasing our recrea- 
tional advantages and by further 
beautifying a city that already is in- 
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most beautiful in the world we will 
attract still more. 

In order for our city to continue to 
progress we must have the facilities 
that make this progress possible. One 
of the prime requisites for progress 
is transportation. In order that in- 
dustry will continue to choose Chi- 
cago as its permanent location, in 
order that new neighborhood commu- 
nities be created and in order that 
slum areas may be cleared and our 
blighted areas rehabilitated it is abso- 
lutely necessary that Chicago have 
a truly adequate transportation sys- 
tem. In this regard it should be the 
duty and the responsibility of every 
Alderman to use his every effort — 
to fight for a good transportation 
ordinance. 

We in Chicago — the older members of 
the City Council — maintain that we 
have that kind of an ordinance in the 
unification agreement now before the 
Illinois Commerce Commission. But 
those of you just newly elected will 
have the opportunity to examine it 
and draw your own conclusions. And 
I am confident that whatever those 
conclusions may be they will be in 
the best interests of the city. 

And to you new Aldermen I want to 
say also that everyone of you can be 
assured of fair treatment from this 
rostrum. Your ideas will be valued 
and your opinions given full consid- 
eration. I do not think that anyone 
can point to an occasion when this 
spirit of fairness has been violated. 

I want you to feel that you are al- 
ways welcome in the Mayor's office 
on business pertaining to the city. 
We want you to feel at home regard- 
less of what party you may belong 
to. We think that the spirit of true 
democracy — the thing we are fighting 
for today all over the world — is truly 
represented in this city. 

Any of you men who want improve- 
ments in your ward that may require 
the assistance of the Mayor will find 
me ready to support you to any ex- 
tent that is reasonable and in line 
with the best interests of the city. We 
will receive you in the same spirit in 
which you come in. 

And to you other Aldermen, who 
have been members of the Council 
during a large part of my past Ad- 
ministration, I want to express my 
sincere thanks; not in behalf of my- 
self alone but in behalf of the entire 
citizenry of Chicago for the good work 
and cooperation that you have shown. 
You have done a good job and it is 
evident that the people recognize this 
because they reelected you. You have 
been untiring in your efforts, think- 
ing constantly of the best interests of 
your city. You and men like you are 
what makes Chicago great. I would 
like to prophesy that this new City 
Council will prove to be a potent 
factor in building not only the greater 



City of Chicago but also in building 
for the future of our country. 

I don't know of anything else that I 
can say to you at this particular time. 
I may have more to say at a later 
date. But this night has been set 
aside for you and your families and 
your friends and it is not a fitting 
time to go into detailed discussions 
of serious civic problems. This is 
more of a speech than I intended to 
make but I could not let this oppor- 
ity go by to indicate to you that you 
are dignified members of a dignified 
body and to indicate also the respect 
that is due you as members of this 
City Council. It seemed appropriate 
therefore that the Mayor should offer 
at least a few observations with refer- 
ence to the administration of the city. 
So with that in mind let us go on now 
with the next business before the 
Council. 

[applause] 



Adoption of Rules of Order and Assignment of Alder- 
men to Membership on Standing Committees. 

Aldermen Quinn, Bowler, Lindell, Connelly and 
Rostenkowski thereupon presented a proposed reso- 
lution embodying rules of order for the City Council 
and making assignments of Aldermen to membership 
on standing committees. 

Alderman Quinn stated that, in addition to com- 
mittee assignments, the only important change from 
the rules previously in force was the creation of a 
new standing committee to be known as the Com- 
mittee on Planning, and that all other changes were 
for purposes of clarification. 

On motion of Alderman Quinn, only that portion 
of the proposed rules which relate to committee as- 
signments was read by the Clerk. 

Thereupon Alderman Quinn moved to adopt the 
resolution. Seconded by Alderman Keenan. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — Alderman Duffy — 1. 

At the time of voting "Nay" on the resolution 
Alderman Duffy stated that he was reserving the 
privilege of talking on the matter at the next meeting. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the assignments of Aldermen to 
membership on standing committees of the City 
Council, and the rules of order of the City Council, 
shall be as follows: 

Presiding Officer of the Council; President Pro Tem. 

Rule 1. The Mayor shall be the presiding officer 
of the Council. 

The Council shall elect one of its number presi- 
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life of the Council, act as presiding officer of the 
Council during a temporary absence or disability 
of the Mayor or when requested so to do by the 
Mayor. The president pro tern, of the Council, 
when acting as the presiding officer, shall vote on 
all questions on which the vote is taken by yeas and 
nays, his name being called last. The president pro 
tem. shall be a member of all committees of the 
Council. 

Convening of the Council; Temporary Chairman; 
Quorum; Order of Business. 

Rule 2. Each meeting of the Council shall con- 
vene at the time appointed for such meeting as pro- 
vided by City ordinance. In the absence of the 
Mayor and the president pro tem. a temporary 
chairman for the meeting shall be elected by a 
majority vote of the Aldermen present from 
among their members. The Clerk (or some one 
appointed to fill his place) shall thereupon immedi- 
ately call the roll of members. If no quorum be 
present, the Council shall not thereby stand ad- 
journed, but the members present shall be com- 
petent to adjourn the Council by a majority vote. 

A quorum for the transaction of business shall 
consist of a majority of all the Aldermen entitled 
by law to be elected. When a quorum is present the 
Council shall proceed to the business before it, 
which shall be conducted in the following order: 

Order of Business. 

1. The reading of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the last meeting or meetings and correc- 
tion and approval of the same, unless dispensed 

. with by the Council. 

2. Reports and communications from the 
Mayor and other City officers. 

3. Reports of standing committees. 

4. Reports of special committees. 

5. Presentation of petitions, communications, 
resolutions, orders and ordinances by aldermen. 

6. Unfinished business. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

Questions Concerning Priority of Business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided by the Chair, without 
debate, subject to appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of the Presiding Officer. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer shall preserve 
order and decorum, and may speak to points of 
order in preference to other members, rising from 
his seat for that purpose, and shall decide all ques- 
tions of order, subject to an appeal to the City 
Council. 

In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct, 
the presiding officer shall have the power to require 
the Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Duties and Privileges of Members; Visitors; 
Lobbying. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer is putting the 
question, no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speak- 
ing, making a motion or seconding the same, shall 
rise from his seat and address himself to the pre- 
siding officer, and say, "Mr. President", and shall 
not proceed with his remarks until recognized and 
named by the Chair. He shall confine himself to 
the question under debate, avoiding personalities 
and refraining from impugning the motives of any 
other member's argument or vote. 



Rule 7. When two or more members rise at 
the same time, the presiding officer shall name the 
member who is first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the Council no one 
shall be admitted within the bar of the Council 
Chamber except representatives of the press, ex- 
Aldermen, heads of departments and persons hold- 
ing cards of admission signed by the Mayor or the 
president pro tem., all of whom shall occupy seats 
assigned to them. 

No person shall at any session or meeting of the 
Council solicit any Alderman to vote for or against 
any person or proposition. 

Presentation of New Business; Call of the Wards. 

Rule 9. When a member wishes to present a 
communication, petition, order, resolution, ordi- 
nance or other original matter, he shall send it to 
the desk of the Clerk, who shall read such matter 
when reached in its proper order; and the Clerk 
shall call each ward for the fifth order of business, 
beginning one meeting at the First Ward and the 
next meeting at the Fiftieth Ward, and so on alter- 
nately during the term of the Council. 

Debate. 

' Rule 10. No member shall speak more than 
once on the same question, except with the unani- 
mous consent of the Council, and then not until 
every other member desiring to speak shall have 
had an opportunity to do so; provided, however, 
that the proponent of the matter under considera- 
tion, or the chairman of the committee whose re- 
port is under consideration, as the case may be, 
shall have the right to open and close debate. No 
member shall speak longer than ten minutes at 
any one time, except by consent of the Council; 
and in closing debate on any question, as above pro- 
vided, the speaker shall be limited to five minutes, 
except by special consent of the Council. 

While a member is speaking, no member shall 
hold any private discourse nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Call to Order. 

Rule 11. A member when called to order by the 
Chair shall thereupon take his seat and the order 
or ruling of the Chair shall be binding and con- 
clusive, subject only to the right of appeal. 

Appeals from the Decision of the Chair. 

Rule 12. Any member may appeal to the Coun- 
cil from a ruling of the Chair and, if the appeal is 
seconded, the member making the appeal may 
briefly state his reason for the same, and the Chair 
may briefly explain his ruling; but there shall be 
no debate on the appeal and no other member shall 
participate in the discussion. The Chair shall then 
put the question, "Shall the decision of the Chair be 
sustained?" If a majority of the members present 
vote "No", the decision of the Chair shall be over- 
ruled; otherwise, it shall be sustained. 

Bight of Personal Privilege. 

Rule 13. The right of a member to address the 
Council on a question of personal privilege shall be 
limited to cases in which his integrity, character or 
motives are assailed, questioned or impugned. 

Voting. 

Rule 14. Every member who shall be present 
when a question is stated from the Chair shall vote 
thereon, unless excused by the Council, or unless 
he is personally interested in the question, in which 
case he shall not vote. 



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Special Order of Business. 

Rule 15. Any matter before the Council may be 
set down as a special order of business at a time 
certain, if two-thirds of the Aldermen present vote 
in the affirmative, but not otherwise. 

All Motions Required to Be Seconded. 

Rule 16. No motion shall be put or debated in 
the Council or in committee unless it be seconded. 
When a motion is seconded, it shall be stated by the 
presiding officer before debate, and every motion in 
the Council, except motions of procedure, shall be 
reduced to writing, if required by a member, and 
the proposer of the motion shall be entitled to the 
floor. 

Withdrawal of Motions. 

Rule 17. After a motion or resolution is stated 
by the presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in 
possession of the Council, but may be withdrawn at 
any time before decision or amendment, by consent 
of the Council. 

Division of Questions. 

Rule 18. If any question under consideration 
contains several distinct propositions, the Council 
by a majority vote of the members present may 
divide such question. 

Record of Motions. 

Rule 19. In all cases where a resolution or mo- 
tion is entered on the Journal, the name of the 
member moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering of Votes; Explanations of Votes 
Not Permitted. 

Rule 20. If any member require it, the yeas and 
nays upon any question shall be taken and entered 
on the Journal; but the yeas and nays shall not be 
taken unless called for previous to any vote on the 
question. 

When the Clerk has commenced to call the roll of 
the Council by the taking of a vote by yeas and 
nays, all debate on the question before the Council 
shall be deemed concluded, and during the taking 
of the vote no member shall be permitted to explain 
his vote but shall respond to the calling of his name 
by the Clerk by answering "yea" or "nay", as the 
case may be. 

Announcement and Changes of Votes. 

Rule 21. The result of all votes by yeas and 
nays shall not be announced by the Clerk, but shall 
be handed by him to the Chairman for announce- 
ment, and no vote shall be changed after the tally 
list has passed from the hands of the Clerk. 

Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 22. When a question is under debate, the 
only motions in order shall be 

1, to adjourn to a day certain; 

2, to adjourn; 

3, to take a recess; 

4, to lay on the table; 

5, the previous question; 

6, to refer; 

7, to amend; 

8, to substitute; 

9, to postpone to a time certain; 
10, to postpone indefinitely; 

Nos. 2, 4 and 5 to be decided without debate. 

Such motions shall take precedence over each 
other in the order stated. 



Adjournment. 

Rule 23. A motion to adjourn the Council shall 
always be in order except 

1, when a member is in possession of the floor; 

2, while the yeas and nays are being called; 

3, when the members are voting; 

4, when adjournment was the last preceding 
motion; and 

5, when it has been decided that the previous 
question shall be taken. 

Rule 24. A motion simply to adjourn shall not 
be subject to amendment or debate, but a motion to 
adjourn to a time certain shall be. 

Rule 25. The Council may at any time adjourn 
over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of a 
majority of all the Aldermen authorized by law to 
be elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 26. When the previous question is moved 
and seconded it shall be put in this form: "Shall 
the main question now be put?" If such question 
be carried, all further amendment and all further 
motions and debate shall be excluded, and the 
question put without delay, upon the pending 
amendments in proper order, and then upon the 
main question. 

Motions to Lay on the Table and to Take from 
the Table. 

Rule 27. A motion simply to lay a question on 
the table shall not be debatable; but a motion to 
lay on the table and publish, or with any other con- 
dition, shall be subject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take any motion or other proposition 
from the table may be proposed at the same meet- 
ing at which such motion or proposition was laid 
upon the table, provided two-thirds of the Alder- 
men vote therefor. 

Rule 28. A motion to lay any particular motion 
or proposition on the table shall apply to that 
motion or proposition only. An amendment to a 
pending question may be laid on the table and 
neither the main question nor such pending ques- 
tion shall be affected thereby. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

Rule 29. When consideration of a motion or 
other proposition is postponed indefinitely, it shall 
not be again taken up at the same meeting. 

Motion to Refer. 

Rule 30. A motion to refer to a standing com- 
mittee shall take precedence over a similar motion 
to refer to a special committee. 

Motion to Amend. 

Rule 31. A motion to amend an amendment 
shall be in order, but one to amend an amendment 
to an amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 32. An amendment modifying the inten- 
tion of a motion shall be in order; but an amend- 
ment relating to a different subject shall not be in 
order. 

On an amendment to "Strike out and insert", 
the paragraph to be amended shall first be read 
as it stands, then the words proposed to be stricken 
out, then those to be inserted, and finally the para- 
graph as it will stand if so amended shall be read. 

Rule 33. An amendment to a pending question 
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main question nor such pending question shall be 
affected thereby. 

Filling of Blanks. 

Rule 34. When a blank is to be filled, and dif- 
ferent sums or times proposed, the question shall be 
taken first on the least sum or the longest time. 

Mation to Substitute. 

Rule 35. A substitute for any original propo- 
sition under debate may be entertained notwith- 
standing that at such time further amendment is 
admissible; and if accepted by the mover of such 
original proposition, or by the Council by vote, 
shall entirely supersede such original proposition 
and cut off all amendments appertaining thereto. 

Motion to Reconsider. 

Rule 36. A vote or question may be reconsid- 
ered at any time during the same meeting, or at the 
first regular meeting held thereafter. A motion for 
reconsideration, having been once made, and de- 
cided in the negative, shall not be renewed, nor 
shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered. 

Rule 37. A motion to reconsider must be made 
and seconded by members who voted on the pre- 
vailing side of the question to be reconsidered, 
unless otherwise provided by law; provided, how- 
ever, that where a motion has received a majority 
vote in the affirmative, but is declared lost solely 
on the ground that a greater number of affirmative 
votes is required by statute for the passage or 
adoption of such motion, then in such case a motion 
to reconsider may be made and seconded only by 
those who voted in the affirmative on such question 
to be reconsidered. 

Resumption of Business after Adjournment. 

Rule 38. The Council shall at all regular meet- 
ings resume business at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last ad- 
journment with the exceptions of orders Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4 and 5 of Rule 2, which shall be called and dis- 
posed of before resuming business as herein pro- 
vided. 

Standing Committees. 

Rule 39. The following shall be the standing 
committees of the City Council: 

1. Committee on Aviation and Recreation. 

2. Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

3. Committee on Committees and Rules. 

4. Committee on Compensation. 

5. Committee on Consolidation, Reorganiza- 
tion and Taxation. 

6. Committee on Finance. 

7. Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges. 

8. Committee on Health. 

9. Committee on Housing. 

10. Committee on Judiciary and State Legis- 
lation. 

11. Committee on Labor and Industrial Rela- 
tions. 

12. Committee on License. 

13. Committee on Local Industries, Streets 
and Alleys. 

14. Committee on Local Transportation. 

15. Committee on Planning. 

16. Committee on Police and Municipal Insti- 
tutions. 

17. Committee on Railway Terminals. 

18. Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil 
Service. 

19. Committee on Special Assessments. 

20. Committee on Traffic and Public Safety. 

21. Committee on Utilities. 



Membership of Standing Committees. 

Rule 40. The members of the Council as set out 
below shall, together with the president pro tem. 
of the Council, constitute the several standing com- 
mittees of the City Council. 

In each instance the first-named shall be the 
chairman and the second-named shall be the vice- 
chairman. In the event of the absence of the chair- 
man from the city or from a meeting of the com- 
mittee or of the Council, the vice-chairman shall 
perform the duties and exercise the authority of 
chairman, with the exception of the signing of 
vouchers and payrolls. Vouchers and payrolls may 
be signed only by the chairman of the committee 
or by some person or persons designated by him. 
In the event of a vacancy in the chairmanship of a 
committee, caused by death, resignation or other- 
wise, the vice-chairman shall act as chairman of 
the committee until such time as the Council shall 
fill such vacancy in the chairmanship on the rec- 
ommendation of the Committee on Committees and 
Rules. 

Aviation and Recreation 

Grealis (Chairman), Hogan ( Vice- Chairman ) , 
Harvey, Moss, Bohling, Pieczynski, Connelly, Hart- 
hett, Kovarik, Sheridan, Duffy, Upton, Rostenkow- 
ski, Porten, Walsh, Lancaster, Gurman, Merryman, 
Young, Quirk. 

Buildings and Zoning 

Cullerton (Chairman), Sain (Vice- Chairman), 
Cohen, Lindell, Pieczynski, Hogan, Wagner, Mur- 
phy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Cowhey, Waller, Hilburn, 
Keenan. 

Committees and Rules 

Quinn (Chairman), Bowler (Vice-Chairman), 
Lindell, Connelly, Rostenkowski. 

Compensation 

Upton (Chairman), Sobota (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, DePriest, Moss, Bohling, Pieczynski, 
Wagner, Sheridan, Pistilli, Janousek, Fischman, 
Brandt, Porten, Walsh, Brody, Gurman, Waller, 
Merryman, Hilburn. 

Consolidation, Reorganization and Taxation 

Keenan (Chairman), Ropa (Vice-Chairman), 
Harvey, DePriest, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Hogan, 
Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Pistilli, Sobota, Brandt, 
Lancaster, Brody, Merryman. 

Finance 

Bowler (Chairman), Kells (Vice-Chairman), 
Cohen, Smith, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Ropa, 
Kacena, Fischman, Sobota, Sain, Gillespie, Upton, 
Keane, Rostenkowski, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan, Quinn. 

Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 

Orlikoski (Chairman), Cohen (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Lindell, Pieczynski, Hogan, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Janousek, Kacena, Sobota, Upton, 
Brandt, Gurman, Waller, Merryman, Quirk. 

Health 

Gillespie (Chairman), O'Hallaren (Vice-Chair- 
man), Harvey, DePriest, Cohen, Bohling, Olin, 
Hartnett, Sheridan, Sobota, Upton, Brandt, Lan- 
caster, Gurman, Cowhey, Waller, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn. 



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Housing 

Lindell (Chairman), Smith (Vice-Chairman), 
Harvey, DePriest, Olin, Pieczynski, Hartnett, Wag- 
ner, Sheridan, Pistilli, Fischman, Kells, Brandt, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Brody, Waller, Merry- 
man, Hilburn. 

Judiciary and State Legislation 

Brody (Chairman), Hilburn (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, Cohen, Moss, Wagner, 
Sheridan, Murphy, Janousek, Fischman, Sobota, 
Kells, Walsh, Lancaster, Gurman, Grealis, Young, 
Quirk. 

Labor and Industrial Relations 

Murphy (Chairman), Porten (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Pieczynski, Con- 
nelly, Wagner, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sain, Kells, Gil- 
lespie, Lancaster, Cullerton, Grealis, Quirk, Quinn. 

License 

Keane (Chairman), Rostenkowski (Vice-Chair- 
man), Budinger, DePriest, Smith, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, O'Hallaren, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Sobota, Gillespie, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk. 

Local Industries, Streets and Alleys 

Hartnett (Chairman), Kacena (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Moss, Smith, Olin, Connelly, Hogan, 
Murphy, Pistilli, Ropa, Fischman, Sain, Gillespie, 
Keane, Porten, Walsh, Gurman, Cowhey, Waller, 
Young. 

Local Transportation 

Quinn (Chairman), Young (Vice-Chairman), 
Smith, Lindell, Pieczynski, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Janousek, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Porten, Orlikoski, Lancaster, Cul- 
lerton, Brody, Cowhey, Grealis, Keenan. 

Planning 

Lindell (Chairman), Grealis (Vice-Chairman), 
Connelly, Hartnett, Kovarik, Murphy, Duffy, 
Bowler, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Cullerton, Brody, Keenan, 
Quinn. 

(The members of this committee here desig- 
nated by name are the chairmen of the other 
standing committees of this Council. In the event 
that any member of this committee hereinabove 
designated by name is unable to attend any 
meeting of the Committee on Planning, the vice- 
chairman of the standing committee of which the 
absentee member is chairman may attend such 
meeting and act in place of the absentee mem- 
ber.) 

Police and Municipal Institutions 

Porten (Chairman), Quirk (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Harvey, Smith, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Wagner, Kovarik, O'Hallaren, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Kacena, Sain, Kells, Rostenkowski, Gurman, 
Cowhey. 

Railway Terminals 

Kovarik (Chairman), Murphy (Vice-Chair- 
man), Budinger, DePriest, Cohen, Smith, Bohling, 
Olin, O'Hallaren, Janousek, Kacena, Sobota, 
Brandt, Orlikoski, Cullerton, Gurman, Waller, 
Merryman. 

Schools, Fire and Civil Service 

Sain (Chairman), Wagner (Vice-Chairman), 
DePriest, Cohen, Olin, Hartnett, Kovarik, Sheridan, 
Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Fischman, Sobota, Keane, 
Orlikoski, Cullerton, Grealis, Quinn. 



Special Assessments 

Duffy (Chairman), Walsh (Vice-Chairman), 
Harvey, DePriest, Moss, Bohling, Connelly, Sher- 
idan, Kacena, Fischman, Keane, Brandt, Brody, 
Cowhey, Waller, Hilburn. 

Traffic and Public Safety 

Kells (Chairman), Cowhey (Vice-Chairman), 
Budinger, Moss, Bohling, Lindell, Hogan, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Kacena, Fischman, Gillespie, Upton, 
Rostenkowski, Brandt, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, 
Gurman, Waller, Merryman, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan. 

Utilities 

Connelly (Chairman), Duffy (Vice-Chairman), 
Cohen, Smith, Olin, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Ropa, Sain, Kells, Upton, Ros- 
tenkowski, Orlikoski, Walsh, Cullerton, Brody, 
Cowhey, Grealis, Young, Quirk, Keenan, Quinn. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 41. 

Committee on Aviation and Recreation: 

The Committee on Aviation and Recreation shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to avia- 
tion, parks, playgrounds, bathing beaches, athletic 
fields, billiard halls or rooms, athletic contests or 
exhibitions, and all other recreational facilities, 
and the formulation of rules and regulations gov- 
erning the same. 

Committee on Buildings and Zoning: 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to build- 
ings, except those relating to buildings owned by 
the municipality, and all matters relating to zoning. 

Committee on Committees and Rules: 

The Committee on Committees and Rules shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to, bear- 
ing upon or affecting the creation of any new com- 
mittees, changes in the standing committees or 
rules, the filling of any vacancies in the office of 
president pro tem. and in the chairmanships, vice- 
chairmanships and memberships of the committtees 
as herein provided, caused by death, resignation or 
otherwise; and over all matters relating to the 
redistricting of the City of Chicago into Wards; 
and said committee shall supervise the clerical and 
other service rendered in the general committee 
rooms and in the Council Chamber. 

Committee on Compensation: 

Whenever any committee shcdl have voted to 
recommend the passage by the City Council of any 
ordinance for the vacation of a street, alley or other 
public way, or any ordinance, order or resolution 
proposing to permit a private use of or to grant 
special privileges in any street, alley, public dock, 
wharf, pier or other public ground, excepting 
franchises for public utilities, such committee shall 
thereupon transmit such ordinance, order or reso- 
lution to the Committee on Compensation, which 
shall fix the amount to be recommended as the 
proper compensation to be paid to the City for any 
such private use or special privilege or street or 
alley vacation, which compensation shall be in- 
serted in such ordinance, order or resolution; and 
thereupon, without further or other consideration 
by the committee which has voted to recommend 
such matter to the City Council for passage, such 
ordinance, order or resolution shall be submitted 
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Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization and 
Taxation: 

The Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation shall have jurisdiction over all mat- 
ters relating to, bearing upon or affecting the 
following: 

(a) Those affecting the basic organization of 
existing departments or important bureaus 
thereof; 

(b) Those providing for the formation of new- 
departments or new and important bureaus in 
existing departments; 

(c) Those providing for the abolition of exist- 
ing departments or important bureaus by con- 
solidation, transfer or otherwise; 

(d) Those covering questions common to more 
than one department or principal bureau and 
those covering conflict or jurisdiction and over- 
lapping of activities of departments and bureaus; 

(e) Those looking toward the simplification of 
the City's municipal government through the 
consolidation of existing taxing bodies or by 
other means; 

(f ) Those relating to changes in, and the ad- 
ministration of, the revenue laws in their rela- 
tion to taxes. 

Committee on Finance: 

The Committee on Finance shall have jurisdic- 
tion over all matters involving expenditure of 
moneys by the City or necessitating an appropria- 
tion therefor; all matters relating to finance and the 
revenue of the City; all matters relating to the 
purchase, sale or lease of real estate; all matters 
relating to permits involving revenue; and all mat- 
ters relating exclusively to the water supply or the 
waterworks system. 

The Committee on Finance shall also have juris- 
diction over all matters relating to the solicitation 
of funds for charitable or special purposes on the 
streets and other public places of the City of Chi- 
cago, and shall have full power and authority to 
prescribe all necessary rules to govern such solici- 
tation, including the authority to designate the 
organizations which shall be permitted to partici- 
pate in such solicitation. For this purpose the com- 
mittee shall appoint a standing subcommittee on 
tag days. 

Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bi-idges: 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges shall have jurisdiction over all matters 
relating to harbors, wharves and bridges. 

Committee on Health: 

The Committee on Health shall have jurisdiction 
over all matters directly relating to the public 
health. 

Committee on Housing: 

The Committee on Housing shall work in con- 
junction with the Chicago Housing Authority in 
an efi'ort to provide low-cost housing, and shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the 
following: 

(a) Unfair practices or methods in increasing 
rental charges for homes and apartments; 

(b) Exorbitant or unwarranted increases in 
rental charges, contrary to public interest, for 
homes and apartments; 

(c) Public building construction programs 
initiated as a means of eliminating a shortage of 
homes and apartments, and reconstruction in the 
public interest of so-called blighted areas; 



(d) State and Federal legislation affecting 
homes and apartments, housing programs, slum 
clearance and rehabilitation of blighted areas; 
and 

(e) Other matters looking towards more ade- 
quate and improved housing facilities in Chicago. 

Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation: 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion shall have jurisdiction over all matters relat- 
ing to state or federal legislation; elections; the 
censure, suspension and expulsion of members; 
and judicial and legal matters not conflicting with 
the jurisdiction of other committees. 

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: 

The Committee on Labor and Industrial Rela- 
tions shall have jurisdiction over 

(a) All matters affecting labor, and the rela- 
tionship between industry and labor; 

(b) All matters relating to the establishment 
of new industries in Chicago and the expansion 
of existing industries, except those matters over 
which other standing committees are given 
specific jurisdiction. 

Committee on License: 

The Committee on License shall have jurisdiction 
over all matters relating to the issuance of licenses 
and to the regulation of all businesses and occupa- 
tions for which licenses are or may be required. 

Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys: 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys shall have jurisdiction over applications for 
the leasing of space in streets and alleys; applica- 
tions for switch tracks or for street and alley vaca- 
tions where the property vacated is to be used for 
or in connection with any industry or public utility; 
matters relating to track elevation; and matters 
relating to street nomenclature and to such street 
and alley vacations as are not hereinbefore named. 

Committee on Local Transportation: 

The Committee on Local Transportation shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to local 
transportation, street and elevated railroads, sub- 
ways and all matters relating to the regulation of 
public utilities furnishing local transportation 
within the city, or to the granting of any fran- 
chises to such public utilities, and all matters relat- 
ing to the regulation of taxicabs or motorbus lines. 

Committee on Planning: 

The Committee on Planning shall have jurisdic- 
tion over 

(a) Any and all recommendations submitted 
by the Chicago Plan Commission affecting the 
Master Plan for Chicago and parts thereof; 

(b) All matters relating to plans for the fu- 
ture development of Chicago, including all post- 
war plans. 

Committee on Police and Municipal Institutions: 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institu- 
tions shall have jurisdiction over all matters relat- 
ing to the Police Department, the Municipal Court, 
and the regulation of municipal buildings. 

Committee on Railway Terminals: 

The Committee on Railway Terminals shall have 
jurisdiction over all matters relating to railway 
terminal facilities. 

Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil Service: 

The Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil Serv- 
ice shall have charge of all matters relating to the 



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school system, the Fh'e Department and the Civil 
Service. 

Committee on Special Assessments: 

The Committee on Special Assessments shall 
have jurisdiction over all public improvements to 
be paid for by special assessment; provided, how- 
ever, that all ordinances for the construction of 
local transportation subways in whole or in part by 
special assessment shall be referred to a joint com- 
mittee to consist of the members of the Committee 
on Local Transportation and the members of the 
Comimittee on Special Assessments. 

Committee on Traffic and Public Safety: 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to 
vehicular and pedestrian traffic, traffic congestion 
and parking (except public cab stands) ; all mat- 
ters relating to the safe and convenient use of the 
streets and public safety; and all matters relating 
to superhighways, grade separations (except such 
as may be involved in track elevation) , and traffic 
facilities; and all matters relating to the preparing 
and adopting of a co-ordinated plan for highway 
development in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. 

Committee on Utilities: 

The Committee on Utilities shall have jurisdic- 
tion over all matters relating to gas, electricity, 
telephones, telegraph and signal systems; and to 
the granting of franchises and the regulation of 
public utilities, with the exception of those mat- 
ters over which jurisdiction has been conferred 
herein upon the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 

Discharge of Special Committees. 

Rule 42. On the acceptance of a final report 
from a special committee, the said committee shall 
be discharged without a vote, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

When Committee Meetings Shall Be Called — Re- 
moval of Chairman, Vice-Chairman or Member 
— Quorum — Five Members May Call Meetings. 

Rule 43. Unless in cases of emergency, commit- 
tee meetings shall be called at least twenty-four 
hours prior to the time of the meetings, and each 
member shall attend promptly at the hour stated in 
the notice. 

Any chairman, vice-chairman or member of any 
committee who shall be inattentive to or neglectful 
of his duty as such chairman, vice-chairman or 
member may be removed from his assignment as 
such chairman, vice-chairman and/or member by 
a majority vote of the City Council upon the recom- 
mendation of the committee in question. 

One-third of the total number of members of a 
standing committee (including the president pro 
tem. in such total membership) shall constitute a 
quorum; and a majority of the members of each 
special committee and of each subcommittee that 
may be appointed shall constitute a quorum of 
such special committee or such subcommittee. 

Any five members of a standing committee may 
call a meeting of such committee upon the filing of 
a written notice to that effect with the City Clerk. 

Times of Committee Meetings. 

Rule 44. A meeting of all chairmen of the vari- 
ous Council committees shall be held, to be called 
by the chairman of the Committee on Finance, for 
the purpose of setting the day and hour of meetings 
of such committees throughout the term of the 
Council. Except in cases of emergency the schedule 



so adopted shall be complied with, and a copy of 
such schedule shall be posted by the City Clerk in 
a conspicuous place in the corridor adjoining the 
rooms provided for committee meetings. 

New Business Required to Be Referred to Com- 
mittees Unless by Unanimous Consent. 

Rule 45. All ordinances, petitions, resolutions, 
orders and communications to the Council shall, 
unless by unanimous consent, be referred (without 
debate, except by consent of the Council) to ap- 
propriate committees, and only acted upon by the 
Council at a subsequent meeting, on the report of 
the committee having the same in charge. 

Procedure When Two or More Committees Are 
Called. 

Rule 46. When two or more committees are 
called, the subject-matter shall be referred, with- 
out debate, to the Committee on Committees and 
Rules, which shall recommend to which committee 
of the Council the subject-matter shall go. In each 
instance, the Committee on Committees and Rules 
shall report its recommendation to the Council at 
the next regular meeting succeeding the meeting at 
which any matter involving a conffict of jurisdic- 
tion of committees shall have been referred to it. 

Appointments to Be Deferred. 

Rule 47. All appointments in which Council 
concurrence is necessary shall lie over until the 
next meeting of the Council. 

Reports of Committees. 

Rule 48. All reports of committees shall be ad- 
dressed: "To the President and Members of the 
City Council:". They shall briefly describe the 
matter referred, and the conclusion to which the 
committee has arrived; which conclusion shall be 
summed up in the form of an ordinance, order, 
resolution, recommendation or some other distinct 
proposition; and shall contain a statement showing 
the number of members of the committee who 
voted for and the number who voted against the 
recommendation contained in the report; and such 
reports may be presented to the Council by the 
chairmen of the committees during the call of the 
wards, when the wards they respectively represent 
are reached. 

Records of Proceedings of Committees; Roll Calls. 

Rule 49. Each committee of the City Council 
shall cause to be kept a record of its proceedings; 
and whenever a roll call is had by any committee 
such roll call shall be called starting with the First 
Ward and such record shall plainly indicate the 
vote of each member thereon. The chairman shall 
be entitled to vote, but shall not be required to 
vote except in the case of a tie vote. Committee 
records shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk 
and shall be open to public inspection. 

General Provisions Concerning Ordinances. 

Rule 50. 

Vacations of Streets, Etc. — Use of Popular and 
Legal Descriptions — Names of Beneficiaries — 
Verification of Legal Descriptions. 

All ordinances for the vacation of streets, alleys 
or other public property in the City of Chicago 
shall contain, in addition to the legal description 
of the property sought to be vacated by such ordi- 
nances, the popular description of the property, 
giving in the case of a lot the street number, in 
the case of an alley the names of the streets sur- 
rounding the block or blocks in which such alley 



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is located, and in the case of a street the names of 
the two nearest intersecting cross streets. Such 
legal and popular descriptions and the names of the 
beneficiary or beneficiaries shall be printed in the 
Journal of the Council Proceedings of the meeting 
at which any such ordinance is introduced. 

Before any vacation ordinance is finally acted 
upon by the Council the legal description of the 
property sought to be vacated shall be verified by 
the City's Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

Amendment of Ordinances — Use of Italics to 
Indicate Changes. 

All ordinances amending any section of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago or any general or special 
ordinance of the City shall be so printed in the 
Council Journal that the changes made in the 
original ordinance shall be shown in italics, except 
that omitted language need not be indicated. 

Committee Recommendations — Publication in 
Pamphlet Form. 

All ordinances approved by standing committees 
of the Council, except ordinances recommended 
and submitted by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, shall, immediately upon such approval, be 
published in pamphlet form by the City Clerk for 
distribution, and shall be described by a sufficiently 
identifying caption in the Council Journal until 
after the final passage of such ordinance or ordi- 
nances by the City Council, when they shall be 
published in full. 

Grants of Rights in Streets — To Be Considered 
Section by Section — Attaching of Maps or Plats. 

All ordinances granting rights in streets to public 
utility corporations which relate to or include 
within their provisions anything concerning the va- 
cation, closing, opening, crossing otherwise than 
on the surface, or undermining of streets or alleys 
shall, after the same have been approved by the 
special or standing committees of the Council to 
which they were referred and after having been 
deferred and published, be considered section by 
section when called up for final passage; and no 
such ordinance shall be passed unless it has at- 
tached thereto as a part of same a complete and 
adequate map or plat showing in detail how the 
streets and alleys involved will be affected thereby. 

Presentation of Ordinances in Duplicate. 

All ordinances (except tliose submitted by the 
Board of Local Improvements) which are submitted 
to the City Council for action shall be presented in 
duplicate. 

Adoption of Robert's "Rules of Order — Revised". 

Rule 51. The rules of parliamentary practice 
comprised in the latest published edition of Robert's 
"Rules of Order — Revised" shall govern the Coun- 
cil in all cases to which they are applicable and in 
which they are not inconsistent with the rules of 
this Council. 

Temporary Suspension of Rules; Amendment of 
Rules. 

Rule 52. These rules may be temporarily sus- 
pended by a vote of two-thirds of all the Aldermen 
entitled by law to be elected and shall not be re- 
pealed, altered or amended unless by concurrence 
of two-thirds of all the Aldermen entitled by law 
to be elected. 

Sergeant - at - Arms . 

Rule 53. There shall be elected by the members 
of the Council a Sergeant-at-Arms of this Council 



and such assistants as the Council may direct, who 
shall preserve order, obey the directions of the 
Council and perform all duties usually appertain- 
ing to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of delibera- 
tive assemblies; provided that such Sergeant-at- 
Arms shall be removable at the will of the Council 
by resolution duly adopted. 

Censure of Members; Expulsion of Members. 

Rule 54. Any member acting or appearing in a 
lewd or disgraceful manner, or who uses oppro- 
brious, obscene or insulting language to or about 
any member of the Council, or who does not obey 
the order of the Chair, shall be, on motion, cen- 
sured by a majority vote of the members present, 
or expelled by a two-thirds vote of all members 
elected. In case of censure the Sergeant-at-Arms, 
his assistants or any person acting under direction 
of the Chair shall cause the member censured to 
vacate his seat and come before the bar of the 
Council and receive censure from the Chair. 

Floral Displays and Decorations. 

Rule 55. Floral displays or decorations shall not 
be permitted in the Council Chamber during the 
session of the Council. 



Election of Alderman Dorsey R. Crowe as President 
Pro Tern, of City Council. 

By unanimous consent, Aldermen Quinn, Bowler, 
Lindell, Connelly and Rostenkowski presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That Alderman Dorsey R. Crowe be 
and is hereby elected President Pro Tem. of the 
City Council. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Quinn moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Crowe was excused from voting on the 
resolution. 



Election of Sergeant-at-Arms and Assistant 
Sergeant-at-Arms. 

By unanimous consent. Aldermen Quinn, Bowler, 
Lindell, Connelly and Rostenkowski presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That the following-named persons be 
and they are hereby elected to the following offices 
of the City Council: 

William F. Harrah, Sergeant-at-Arms; 
Clement J. McDermott, Assistant Sergeant-at- 
Arms. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Quinn moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Por- 
ten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, 
Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 49. 

Nays — None. 



Matters Not Disposed of by Former Committees Re- 
ferred to New Committees. 

By unanimous consent, Aider-men Quinn, Bowler, 
Lindell, Connelly and Rostenkowski presented the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That all matters referred to the various 
committees of the City Council during the Council 
years 1939 to 1943, or previous years, and undis- 



posed of by the committees of the old City Council, 
be and the same are hereby referred to appropriate 
committees of this Council. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Quinn moved to adopt the resolution. 
The motion prevailed. 



JOURNAL (March 18, 1943). 



The City Clerk thereupon submitted in printed 
form the record of the proceedings of the regular 
meeting held on Thursday, March 18, 1943, at 10:30 
o'clock A. M., signed by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICAT 



MAYOR. 



Endorsement of Announced Objectives of Mass Meet- 
ing for Assistance to Victims of Nazi Aggression. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
proposed resolution to condemn the outrages per- 
petrated by the Nazis against millions of helpless 
people in Europe and to endorse the announced ob- 
jectives of a mass meeting to be held on April 14 in 
furtherance of plans to relieve the victims of Nazi 
aggression. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Lindell moved to adopt the resolution. 
Seconded by Aldermen Brody, Bowler and Keenan. 

The motion prevailed unanimously. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The people of Chicago and, indeed, the 
entire American nation have viewed with horror 
as well as indignation the cruel practices which the 
Nazi armies of occupation and agents of the Nazi 
government have inflicted upon the countries which 
they have overrun; 

Whereas, Such practices have not been confined 
only to countries occupied by German armies but 
have been extended, at the request of the Nazi 
government, to countries associated with the Axis 
powers; 

Whereas, Under these practices not only have 
citizens of Poland, Czecho-Slovakia, Yugoslavia, 
Greece, France, Norway, Belgium, Holland, the 
Baltic countries — namely, Lithuania, Latvia and 
Estonia — and parts of Russia, been deprived of 
property but, in large numbers, driven into slavery; 
and 

Whereas, In these countries, as well as in the 
lands of the Axis powers and their satellites, mil- 
lions of citizens, because of their religion, race, 
or their political point of view, have not only been 
deprived of all possibility of earning a living and 



ONS FROM CITY OFFICERS. 

of any hope for happiness, but have been murdered 
after having had practiced upon them vile and in- 
human tortures; and 

Whereas, Of all the groups so afflicted through 
the monstrous tyranny initiated and imposed by 
the Nazis, and of all the suffering of all the peoples 
in Europe, the Jews of Europe have, for the great- 
est period of time and most extensively, endured 
murder, famine and imprisonment, and have under 
such a consistent policy of extermination suffered 
casualties in the millions and are now threatened, 
individually and collectively, with actual exter- 
mination; and 

Whereas, The President of the United States and 
the Congress, both before and after the entrance of 
our beloved country into the present war, have 
expressed themselves as interested in the plight 
of the millions of Jewish and other refugees from 
Nazi tyranny; and 

Whereas, It is indicated that shortly an inter- 
national meeting will be held in Bermuda to con- 
sider how best these innocent victims of the enemy 
might be brought to places of salvation and sanc- 
tuary; and 

Whereas, On the 14th of April at 8:00 o'clock in 
the evening, a Joint Emergency Committee of 
citizens of Chicago is to hold a great Mass Meeting 
at the Chicago Stadium, to voice the indignation 
and the sympathy of the members of our com- 
munity, and to determine upon some practical 
measures that will be of definite assistance to 
European refugees and particularly to the remain- 
ing Jews in Europe whose very lives are in jeop- 
ardy; 

Be it Resolved, That the City Council of Chicago, 
in meeting assembled on this 9th day of April, 
1943, express, on behalf of all the members of the 
great community of Chicago, its unmitigated con- 
demnation of the brutal and indefensible outrages 
which have been perpetrated against millions of 
helpless men, women and children; 

Be it Further Resolved, That the City Council 
endorse the announced objectives of the Mass 
Meeting to be held on the 14th of April at the 
Chicago Stadium under the auspices of the Joint 



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Emergency Committee, namely, to request the 
United Nations to find places of refuge and sanc- 
tuary in the neutral countries of the European 
continent, in Palestine, or in the countries of North 
and South America, to whatever extent may be 
feasible and practicable, having in mind the expe- 
ditious and effective conduct of the war; 

Be it Further Resolved, That the City Council 
urge upon all men and women of good will in the 
great City of Chicago that by attendance at this 
meeting they express to the suffering peoples of 
Europe who look to the United Nations and more 
particularly to the United States for a hopeful 
sign that their suffering will at long last cease, 
and to the men and women of our fighting forces 
on land, on sea, and in the air, the firm resolve of 
our people to stand with them in the great cause of 
righteousness and human decency on which they 
have embarked and in which they are offering up 
the full measure of their devotion and sacrifice. 



Submission of Recommendation of Coroner's Jury for 
Relocation of Street Railway Tracks in 
S. Ashland Av. at W. 33rd St. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
communication transmitting a communication from 
the Coroner of Cook County reporting that at an in- 
quest held on the death of one Verner E. Marsden, 
alias Prebel, the Coroner's jury recommended that 
necessary legal action be taken to the end that the 
street railway tracks in S. Ashland avenue at W. 33rd 
street be relocated in the center of the street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 



Submission of Recommendation of Coroner of Cook 
County for Installation of Traffic Signal Lights 
at S. State and 16th Sts. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
communication transmitting a communication from 
the Coroner of Cook County reporting that as a re- 
sult of inquests held on the deaths of Nathan Schoen- 
feld and Joseph Kantor, he recommends that traffic 
signal lights be installed at the intersection of State 
and 16th streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report as to Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

April 9, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

William Davies Co.: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed January 25, 1943, switch tracks; 
filed March 26, 1943; 



Hyde Park Hotel Co.: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed January 14, 1943, conduit and 
pipes; filed March 12, 1943. 

I also make report as to the filing of a bond 
by O-Cedar Corporation together with an assign- 
ment from Certainteed Products Corporation of 
rights under an ordinance passed October 15, 1940 
for a steam pipe; filed March 23, 1943. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludw^ig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Reports as to Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

April 9, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
Ordinances listed below, passed February 25, 1943 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on 
the respective pages noted), were officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
Saturday, March 20, 1943: 

1. Authorization for expenditures from Motor 
Fuel Tax Funds for repairs to pavements on 
arterial streets (p. 8371). 

2. Specific designation of a Motor -Fuel Tax 
Fund project (improvement of S. Ewing avenue, 
between E. 100th and E. 95th streets) and au- 
thorization for expenditures therefor (p. 8371). 

3. Authorization for additional expenditures 
from Motor Fuel Tax Funds for acquiring right 
of way for opening and widening part of S. 
Pulaski road (p. 8372). 

4. Reduction in license fee for "open air" 
garages (p. 8394). 

5. Elimination of duplication in section num- 
bers of the Municipal Code of Chicago relating 
to the use of sirens as air raid alarms only (p. 
8398). 

6. Extension of requirement for annual in- 
spections of buildings to lodging or rooming 
houses in specified cases (p. 8412). 

7. Prescribing of safety requirements in con- 
nection with building- wrecking operations (pp. 
8412-8413). 

8. Speed limitation for vehicles on W. Higgins 
avenue, between N. Milwaukee and N. Canfield 
avenues (p. 8405). 

9. Establishment of loading zones at the fol- 
lowing locations: 

Nos. 101-107 W. Wacker drive (p. 8396); 
Nos. 4502-4504 S. Cottage Grove avenue 
(p. 8397). 

10. Limitations of parking privileges at the 
following locations: 

S. Wood street (east side), between 50 feet 
south of W. 99th street and alley south there- 
of (p. 8400); 

W. Farragut avenue (north side), between 
N. Milwaukee avenue and first alley east there- 
of (pp. 8404-8405); 

W. Fullerton avenue, between No. 1359 and 
No. 1369 (pp. 8406-8407). 



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11. Prohibitions against parking at the fol- 
lowing locations: 

No. 5260 S. Federal street (p. 8397); 

E. 108th street (north side), between S. 
Cottage Grove avenue and alley next east 
thereof (p. 8398); 

W. 68th street (south side), between S. 
Loomis boulevard and 50 feet west thereof 
(p. 8400); 

N. Kedzie avenue (west side), between C, 
M., St. P. & P. R. R. and W. Chicago avenue, 
and other locations (p. 8403); 

N. Sedgwick street' (east side), between W. 
Scott and W. Goethe streets (p. 8406); 

No. 540 W. Briar place (p. 8406) ; 

No. 1544 W. FuUerton avenue (p. 8407); 

12. Amendment of Sections 2, 9, 10, and 11, 
etc., of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (pp. 8411- 
8412). 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

April 9, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed March 18, 1943 (ap- 
pearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on the 
respective pages noted), were officially published 
in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on the dates 
hereinafter mentioned: 

Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, 
as amended, as to areas bounded as follows: 

Alley next north of E. 93rd street; S. Clyde 
avenue; E. 93rd street; and S. Chappel avenue 
(Use District Map No. 44) (p. 8435) ; published 
Tuesday, March 23, 1943; 

E. 93rd street; S. Paxton avenue; alley next 
south of E. 93rd street; and S. Merrill avenue 
(Use District Map No. 44) (p. 8435) ; published 
Tuesday, March 23, 1943; 

Alley next south of W. 63rd street; S. La- 
vergne avenue; the City Limits; and alley next 
west of S. Long avenue (Use and Volume Dis- 
trict Maps No. 35) (p. 8435); published Wed- 
nesday, March 31, 1943. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Proclamations of Mayor. 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tions of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 

Designation of "Army Day". 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, our nation is now engaged in the second 
year of a great global struggle which perils the 
principles of liberty and freedom throughout the 
world; and 

Whereas, during this struggle it is imperative 
that civilians in all walks of life contribute their 
utmost to the cause of victory; and 



Whereas, because of this great emergency which 
requires that our armed forces must at all times 
be prepared for combat, it is. contrary to national 
interest that troops and equipment be deferred 
from essential war activities to participate in pa- 
rades and celebrations on Army Day, April 6, 1943; 
and 

Whereas, it is, none the less, fitting and proper 
that Army Day be celebrated by patriotic organi- 
zations, civilian groups and individuals, in order 
to perpetuate this traditional day of observance in 
recognition of the historic accomplishments of the 
United States Army. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, 
April 6, 1943, as Army Day in Chicago, and I do 
urge all citizens to give evidence of their patriotic 
interest and enthusiasm in the observation of this 
day, and to express their wholehearted apprecia- 
tion of the fighting ability of our armed forces by 
participating wherever possible in programs ar- 
ranged for this day; and I do direct that the na- 
tional emblem which symbolizes those principles 
which we hold so dearly, be displayed on all pub- 
lic buildings, office buildings, homes and other 
structures where it will thus symbolize the re- 
dedication of our citizens to the patriotic devotion 
and loyal cooperation in furtherance of victory. 

Dated at Chicago this twenty-ninth day of 
March, A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of "WAAC Mobilization Day". 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, on Saturday, April 10, 1943, the City 
of Chicago will act as host to all available mem- 
bers of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps sta- 
tioned in the Sixth Service Command; and 

Whereas, WAAC companies of 150 members each 
have been ordered to Chicago from Fort Sheridan, 
Camp Grant and Fort Custer; and 

Whereas, the commanding officer of the WAAC 
training center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, has or- 
dered the center's WAAC military band to Chicago; 
and 

Whereas, this band is the first military band 
comprised entirely of women to be formed in the 
United States since the beginning of the present 
war; and 

Whereas, this aggregation of more than 500 uni- 
formed WAACs will be the largest public gather- 
ing anywhere ih this country of women members 
of the uniformed forces of the United States; and 

Whereas, this group of women will parade 
through the streets of Chicago in the interest of 
securing greater numbers of recruits for the 
WAAC; and 

Whereas, these women will present a stirring 
battalion review for the Commanding General of 
the Sixth Service Command; and 

Whereas, nearly 200 women of this community 
will be sworn in as WAAC auxiliaries in a public 
mass induction ceremony; and 

Whereas, this occasion affords an opportunity 
for the citizens of this city to do honor to the 
women of the WAAC. 



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Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim Saturday, 
April 10, 1943, as WAAC Mobilization Day for 
the City of Chicago, and in so doing, I earnestly 
appeal to the citizens of this city to give their 
support to this occasion by attending the WAAC 
Mobilization Day ceremonies in paying tribute to 
these women soldiers of our nation. 

Dated at Chicago this third day of April, A. D., 
1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of "Be Kind to Animals Week". 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, down through the ages, animals have 
served mankind with profound devotion; and 

Whereas, during the present war "man's best 
friend" the dog, is performing a real service with 
our armed forces; and 

Whereas, the devotion of animals to all mankind 
is deserving of special recognition; and 

Whereas, for many years this recognition has 
been observed annually as "Be Kind To Animals 
Week." 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim and des- 
ignate the period from April 11-17, 1943, inclu- 
sive, as Be Kind To Animals Week in Chicago, and 
I do earnestly request that all citizens in their 
dealings with animals, observe the slogan "Kind- 
ness to All Living Creatures"; and I do further 
request that all citizens, individually and by or- 
ganizations, participate in the special programs 
which have been arranged for this period. 

Dated at Chicago this twenty-ninth day of 
March, A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Reports as to State Approval of M.F.T. Projects. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

State of Illinois 
Department of Public Works and Buildings 
Division of Highways 
Springfield 

April 1, 1943. 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The ordinance which was passed by 
the City Council on February 25, 1943 appropriat- 
ing $100,000 from motor fuel tax funds for emer- 
gency and minor repairs to pavements on arterial 
streets was approved today as a maintenance reso- 
lution for the period from January 1, 1943 to De- 
cember 31, 1943. 

This approval only covers that required of the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings for 
such resolutions and does not constitute approval 
under any Federal laws or regulations. 

The above ordinance is approved with the un- 
derstanding that the funds are only to be certified 



upon receipt of a request for funds accompanied 
by an estimate of cost for the work proposed on 
each street. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) W. W. Polk, 

Chief Highway Engineer. 

State of Illinois 
Department of Public Works and Buildings 
Division of Highways 
Springfield 

April 1, 1943. 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The ordinance for Section Ewing 
Ave. 1313. 1-CS which was passed by the City 
Council on February 25, 1943 was approved today. 

This approval only covers that required of the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings for 
such resolutions and does not constitute approval 
under any Federal laws or regulations. 

This ordinance provides for the improvement 
of Arterial Street Ewing Avenue from 95th street 
, to 100th street with a 56-foot Portland cement con- 
crete pavement together with the construction of 
sidewalks, curbs, drainage structures, etc. This 
work is to be done by contract and $190,000.00 is 
appropriated from motor fuel tax funds for con- 
struction and engineering. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) W. W. Polk, 

Chief Highway Engineer. 



Dr. Philip Weintraub: Driveway. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Joseph C. Ross transmitting a proposed order for is- 
suance of a permit to Dr. Philip Weintraub to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Gurman moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Dr. Philip Weintraub 
to construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 3252 W. Victoria street; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Request for Amendment of Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Bernard Epstein requesting that the Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance, as amended, be further amended as to the 
premises known as Nos. 201-215 E. 58th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zon- 
ing. 



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Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented claims as follows: 

William Crot, Jr., for compensation for damage 
to automobile; 

Bishop W. L. Sledge, for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries; 

Makar Knatusko and Willis C. Magruder, for re- 
funds of miscellaneous license fees; 

Franklin W. Adams, Albany Park Safe Deposit 
Vault Company, Clarence J. Auerbach, Avenue 
Currency Exchange, John Abraham, John J. Ben- 
ning, M. J. Boyle and Company, Check Agencies, 
Harvey N. Collins, L. E. Dostal, M.D., T. S. Doug- 
las, Kenneth J. Earth, Frank J. Egan, Verl G. Elya, 
Anthony Federici, Harold A. Gustafson, Marguerite 
Herman, Mark C. Huddle, Alex Jeremica, Mrs. Rose 
M. Keats, Floyd C. Kemmis, Samuel Kern, Robert 
Klopp, Dr. Stanley E. Lawton, Arthur P. Lien, 
Lloyd H. Lohff, Mrs. Arthur J. MacDonald, Willis 
C. Magruder, Master Dental Company, Lillie Mat- 
siselts, Captain Edward E. Mohr, Mrs. Harry J. 
Moss, John H. Murphy, Jiri (George) Pankert, 
Albert G. Pepper, William Simpson, C. E. Sund- 
berg Company, Ludwig Thalhammer, Edward A. 
Thompson, Owen G. Welsh and Anton Wysocke, 
Jr., for refunds and rebates of vehicle license fees; 

Abe Lubansky and Ivy B. Stanek, for rebates of 
vehicle license fees; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented communications from the 
City Comptroller, transmitting duplicate payrolls for 
the following periods: 

Police Department payrolls, No. 1180, period 
ending March 15, 1943; 

Fire Department payrolls, No. 1230, period end- 
ing March 15, 1943; 

Miscellaneous payrolls, period ending March 15, 
1943; 

Police Department payrolls, No. 1180, period 
ending March 31, 1943; 

Fire Department payrolls, No. 1230, period end- 
ing March 31, 1943; 

which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting City of Chicago 
Introduced in 63rd General Assembly. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Law 

March 30, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the practice we have 
established in the matter, we submit to you a list 
of bills presented at the current session of the 
Sixty-third General Assembly up to and including 



March 24, 1943, which appear to us to affect the 
city of Chicago as to call for attention on the part 
of the City Council or some of the officers of the 
city. Said list is as follows: 

Senate Bills: 

S. B. 33. Amends section 10 1/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Permits money allotted to vari- 
ous municipalities under this section to be used 
by all municipalities for the construction and 
maintenance of highway lighting systems on im- 
proved arterial streets or thoroughfares. Also 
permits the use of such funds for the construc- 
tion, reconstruction or maintenance of sewers or 
sewage or drainage structures and appurtenances 
on said highways and arterial streets or thor- 
oughfares within municipalities. 

S. B. 50. Amends section 10 ¥2 of the City 
Civil Service Act. Includes war veterans of 
World War II or those who served during the 
years 1940 or 1941 within the provisions of the 
Act granting preference to such veterans for 
appointment to civil offices. 

S. B. 71. Amends section 84-56 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that 
whenever the municipality has failed to fore- 
close its lien for local improvements within six 
months after the same could have been first fore- 
. closed the municipality which has heretofore 
issued or does hereafter issue any special assess- 
ment bonds shall be liable to pay the interest 
thereon at the rate prescribed on the face of the 
bond from and after the date of default until 
the foreclosure is complete and the proceeds 
thereof are received by the municipality, and 
further the municipality issuing such special 
assessment bonds shall pay to the owners of the 
bonds pro rata, in addition to the proceeds of 
the foreclosure sale, a sum of money equal to the 
general taxes and penalties on general taxes 
which have accrued or which may accrue after 
the date when the municipality could have first 
legally proceeded with the foreclosure action. 

S. B. 72. Amends section 9-7 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Provides that the cor- 
porate authorities of any municipality may, by 
ordinance, order a special election at any time 
for the purpose of submitting to the electors 
any proposition which may lawfully be submit- 
ted to the electors at a special election. 

S. B. 80 and S.. B. 77. Amends section 9-12 
of the Cities and Villages Act. Repeals the pro- 
vision that no person shall be elected to the office 
of city treasurer for two terms in succession. Any 
vacancy in the office of City Clerk shall be filled 
by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the 
City Council, the person so appointed to hold 
office for the remainder of the unexpired term. 

S. B. 86. Requires every employer who pays 
an employee an amount of salary or wages for 
any pay period which amount is less than that 
agreed to be paid for such period to deliver to 
the employee at the time of payment a statement 
showing the amount of salary or wages agreed 
to be paid, the amount actually paid and an 
itemization explaining briefly the reason for and 
the amount of each deduction. 

S. B. 98. Amends sections 16 and 57 of the 
Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund Act in 
cities having a population exceeding 200,000 in- 
habitants. Fixes the basis of the annuity to be 
paid for a policeman who has served 20 years 
and attained the age of 57 years at 50% of the 
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ing his period of service, instead of at $2,500 per 
annum. Provides for refunds of amounts con- 
tributed by policemen to widows' annuities. 

S. B. 205. Provides for the operation of con- 
cession stands in all public buildings by qualified 
blind persons. 

S. B. 206. Bill for the preadjudication of tax 
levies made by municipal or quasi-municipal 
corporation and taxing bodies (other than the 
State of Illinois) of more than 500,000 inhabi- 
tants. 

S. B. 208 and S. B. 222. Regulate the dis- 
position of fines for motor vehicle law viola- 
tions. 

S. B. 229 and H. B. 132. Amends section 1-11 
of Article II of the Cities and Villages Act. Re- 
quires persons who have an action for injury 
against the municipality to file the same within 
3 (now 6) months from the date such injury 
was received or such cause of action accrued. 

S. B. 235. Provides for the licensing of so- 
licitors and canvassers by municipalities. 

S. B. 242. Provides appropriation of $100,- 
000.00 for refund to City of Chicago for paving 
Roosevelt road from Ogden avenue to Rockwell 
street. 

S. B. 246. Prohibits the unauthorized razing 
of dwellings in areas designated by CPA as de- 
fense rental areas. 

S. B. 255. Provides for creation of municipal 
air port authorities. 

House Bills: 

H. B. 10. Amends section 1 of the Act in 
relation to a State Bureau of Criminal Identifi- 
cation. Provides that the superintendent of said 
bureau shall designate eight employees or assis- 
tants and shall designate the part of the state 
in which each shall serve. The persons so named 
shall, in addition to performing the duties im- 
posed by this Act, cooperate with and assist the 
sheriffs and other peace officers of Illinois within 
the territory so designated in the administration 
of the criminal laws of this State. 

H. B. 35. Adds section 1-15 to the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Makes a municipality 
liable for injuries to persons or property caused 
by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle by 
a member of its municipal police department, 
while such member is engaged in the perform- 
ance of his duties as a policeman and without the 
contributory negligence of the injured or the 
owner of the injured property. In no case is a 
member of the municipal police department 
liable in damages for such injuries caused by him 
while operating a motor vehicle when engaged 
in the performance of his duty as a policeman. 

H. B. 49. Amends section 2 of Article VI of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Provides that no li- 
cense of any kind issued by the State commission 
or any local commission shall be issued to any 
person who is engaged in the business of retail 
grocer or retail druggist, but a license may be 
issued to such person for premises completely 
disconnected, separate and distinct from the 
premises on which the retail drug or grocery 
business is conducted. 

H. B. 101. Amends section 101/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Permits funds allotted to the 
several municipalities to be used for the purpose 
of maintaining state highways within the mu- 



nicipality. Repeals the provision requiring the 
approval by the Department of Public Works 
and Buildings concerning the construction and 
maintenance of lighting systems along highways 
in cities of less than 500,000 inhabitants. 

H. B. 138. Amends sections 79-3, 79-4 and 
79-10 of the Revised Cities and Villages Act. Pro- 
vides that no ordinance concerning the issuance 
of water works revenue bonds shall hereafter be- 
come effective until it has been submitted to and 
approved by the voters of the municipality. Sets 
forth the manner of giving notice and submitting 
the proposition to referendum. 

H. B. 141. Amends sections 10 and 81 of the 
Public Utilities Act. Makes municipally owned 
or operated electric, gas or water plants or sys- 
tems subject to the provisions of the Act. 

H. B. 142. Same as S. B. 71. 

H. B. 145 and H. B. 148. Provide for Sunday 
closing of taverns. 

H. B. 150. Amends the title and sections 1, 
2 and 4 of an Act authorizing municipal cor- 
porations to preserve civil service and pension 
rights of their employees inducted into the land 
or naval forces of the U. S. Includes within the 
provisions of the Act persons who have been 
ordered into active duty in the military or naval 
forces of the State of Illinois. 

H. B. 169. Repeals an act to provide for the 
eradication of slum and blight areas and the 
rehabilitation and rebuilding thereof through 
the medium of neighborhood redevelopment cor- 
porations, with powers of eminent domain, 
approved July 9, 1941. 

H. B. 202. Amends sections 1, 3 and 4 of 
Article IV and sections 5 and 8 of Article VII 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes the 
Local Liquor Control Commissioner to suspend 
for a period of not more than 30 days for cause, 
all local licenses issued to persons for premises 
within his jurisdiction. 

H. B. 203-204-205. Provides election polls 
shall remain open until 8 P. M. instead of 5 P. M. 

H. B. 207. Enacts Uniform Arrest Act con- 
cerning arrests by peace officers providing for 
the questioning and detention of suspects, search- 
ing suspects for weapons, the force permissible 
in making and resists arrests, arrests without a 
warrant, the use of summons instead of arrest, 
the release and detention of persons arrested and 
the identification of witnesses. Penalties. Re- 
peals sections 4 and 7 of Division VI of the 
Criminal Code. 

H. B. 220. Amends section 9-60 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that 
when a bank has been designated as a depository 
of funds it shall continue as such until a new 
depository is designated. "When a new deposi- 
tory is designated, the corporate authorities shall 
notify the sureties of the municipal treasurer of 
that fact, in writing, at least ten days before 
the transfer of funds. Requires banks designated 
as depositories of funds while acting as such to 
furnish a copy of all statements of its resources 
and liabilities. 

H. B. 229. Requires the accounts of each 
county and each other municipality expending 
more than $20,000 in any fiscal year after July 1, 
1944 to be audited annually within six months 
after the termination of the fiscal year, by an 
independent accountant appointed by its gov- 



April 9, 1943 



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erning body. Municipalities expending between 
$10,000 and $20,000 in any fiscal year after Janu- 
ary 1, 1944 shall be audited at least biennually 
within six months after the termination of each 
second fiscal year by an independent accountant 
appointed by its governing body. Excepts cer- 
tain municipalities from the provisions of this 
act. Sets forth in detail the manner of making 
such audits and upon the completion thereof re- 
quires one certified copy thereof to be filed with 
the Illinois Tax Commission. Makes it the duty 
of the governor to appoint a committee of 15 
persons familiar with the problems of municipal 
auditing to serve until June 30, 1945. Such com- 
mittee shall be composed of six representatives 
of the municipalities representing counties, cities, 
villages, townships, school districts, sanitary dis- 
tricts, and park districts, three to be independent 
accountants, three to be attorneys and three rep- 
resenting the public at large. Makes it the duty 
of such committee to formulate a standard classi- 
fication of accounts for various classes of munici- 
palities and recommend the same to the munici- 
palities for their use in keeping accounts and 
records. Such commission is to serve without 
compensation but shall be paid their expenses 
by the State Tax Commission. Repeals an Act 
in relation to the accounts of county officers, ap- 
proved June 27, 1923. 

H. B. 268. Authorizes school boards to enter 
into agreements with the Food Distribution 
Administration of the United States Department 
of Agriculture to sponsor community lunch pro- 
grams. Every school board which sponsors such 
lunch program shall be reimbursed by the State 
for the excess cost of lunches furnished pursuant 
to such programs in certain designated amounts. 
Makes it the duty of the school boards to keep 
accurate accounts of all moneys expended for the 
operation of such lunch programs and amounts 
for which they are reimbursed therefor by the 
federal government. Claims on behalf of districts 
are to be filed with the Superintendent of Public 
Instruction once a month. Appropriates $3,000,- 
000 to the Auditor of Public Accounts for the 
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this 
Act. 

H. B. 274. Amends section 3 of the Retailer's 
Occupation Tax Act and adds section 3a thereto. 
Provides that from the moneys deposited in the 
occupational tax fund one-fourth shall be ap- 
portioned to the several counties of the State. 
As soon as may be after the first day of such 
month the Department of Finance shall allot 
to each county its share of the amount appor- 
tioned to the several counties of the State, which 
shall be in proportion to the population of such 
counties as determined by the last preceding fed- 
eral census. Payments to counties are to be made 
as soon as may be after such allotment is made. 
Each allotment of money to counties shall be first 
applied to purposes for which taxes would other- 
wise be levied and collected on behalf of each 
county for corporate county and other purposes, 
except for poor relief purposes, and to pay prin- 
cipal and interest on bonds for state aid roads. 
The Department is required to certify to the 
county board a statement of paid and estimated 
allotments for the year for which taxes are 
levied and the county shall thereupon base its 
needs for taxes to be levied in the county. The 
remainder of money allotted to the several coun- 
ties, if any, may be used for the reduction of poor 
relief taxes and for the payment of principal 
and interest on the bonds. 



H. B. 275. Companion bill to H. B. 274. 
Amends section 162 of the 1939 Revenue Act. 
Provides that in all cases in which allotments to 
counties are to be employed in accordance with 
the terms of 3a of the Retailer's Occupation Tax 
Act in making tax extensions, shall deduct such 
allotments in the manner provided by that 
section. 

H. B. 279. Amends section 23-1 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that all 
municipalities are empowered to determine and 
manage their local affairs and government, sub- 
ject only to the federal and state constitutions, 
and to do all things and perform all acts with 
reference to the local affairs not otherwise pro- 
hibited by law. Specifies the subjects over which 
such municipalities have mangement and control, 
such powers being in addition to and supple- 
mental to powers heretofore specifically author- 
ized. 

H. B. 280. Provides a method of establish- 
ing record of birth where attending doctor or 
midwife and parents of applicant are dead. 

H. B. 289. Amends section 10 of ' the Public 
Utility Act. Includes within the term "public 
utility" one who sells in connection with the use 
or renting of any property, any electric current, 
gas, water or telephone service for which a 
charge is made in addition to the fixed rental. 
Might apply to the Chicago Housing Authority. 

H. B. 300. Amends section 162 of the 1939 
Revenue Act. Provides that the aggregate of 
all taxes extended save those extended for the 
payment of principal or interest on bonded in- 
debtedness shall in no event exceed 1% of the 
assessed valuation of the property on which 
taxes are required to be extended. In the event 
the amount of taxes exceeds 1% for such pur- 
poses, the county clerk shall reduce the rate of 
percent of the tax levy of such tax district in 
the same proportion in which it would be nec- 
essary to reduce the aggregate percent of all 
the tax levies certified for extension upon any 
of the taxable property in the taxing district to 
bring the same down to 1 % of the assessed 
valuation of the property on which taxes are 
extended. 

H. B. 302. Authorizes judges to issue war- 
rants for arrest of officers charged with using 
third degree methods in criminal cases. 

H. B. 320. Same effect as S. B. 33 heretofore 
reported. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Al F. Gorman, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved: 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION 
AND EMERGENCY TREATMENT. 



Report for Month of March, 1943. 

The City Clerk presented a report, submitted by 
the City Physician, of the activities of the Depart- 
ment of Medical Examination and Emergency Treat- 
ment for the month of March, 1943, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



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April 9, 1943 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Provision for Temporary Furnishing of Free Legal 
Descriptions and House Numbers to Government 
Officials and Agencies. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

City of Chicago 
Department of Public Works 
Bureau of Maps and Plats 

To His Honor, the Mayor and Members of the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — Attached is copy of an amendment 
to Section 8-36 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, 
providing for free legal descriptions and house 
numbers to officials of the U. S. Government, or 
any agency thereof, and officials of the Illinois 
Selective Service System, for the duration of the 
existing war. 

The proposed amendment was drawn by the 
Corporation Counsel. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Prepared by: 

(Signed) H. C. Brodman, 

Superintendent of Maps. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance submitted with the communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Section 8-36 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago hereby is amended to read as follows: 

8-36. Fee for assistance given.) Every per- 
son, other than officials and employes of the 
city, and for the duration of the existing war 
other than officials of the United States Govern- 
ment or any agency thereof and officials of the 
Illinois Selective Service System, that shall ob- 
tain the assistance of employes of the bureau 
of maps and plats in looking up a legal descrip- 
tion or official house number of real property 
situated in the city shall pay a fee of not less 
than fifty cents in any one case. Where there 
are a number of such matters for one party such 
fee shall be increased in the discretion of the 



superintendent of maps so as to be commensurate 
with the service performed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of 
Variations from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance. 



The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of March 
26, 1943, transmitting resolutions concerning appli- 
cations for allowances of variations from the require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon which 
it had held public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Zoning. 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Granting of Variation Recommended: 

No. 1546 W. Cortez street; 

No. 1828 N. Springfield avenue. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statement. 

The City Clerk presented a financial statement, 
submitted by the Board of Directors of the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the month of January, 
1943, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



MUNICIPAL REFERENCE LIBRARIAN. 



Report as to Sales of Printed Pamphlets, Etc, during 
Year 1942. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and report, submitted by the Municipal Refer- 
ence Librarian, which were ordered published and 
placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Municipal Reference Library 

April 8, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of Section 23-11 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, 
I take pleasure in transmitting attached hereto a 
statement showing in detail the character of each 
publication placed on sale in the Municipal Refer- 
ence Library during the past year, the name of 
the department issuing the same, the cost price 
per copy, the total number of copies received, num- 
ber of copies sold and issued free, the balance on 
hand as of January 1, 1943, and the total receipts, 
amounting to $2,300.75, from the publications sold 
for the year ending December 31, 1942. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Frederick Rex, 

Librarian. 



April 9, 1943 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



21 



Report of Sale of Public Documents by Municipal Reference Library 

City of Chicago 



Character of Publication 

Municipal Code of Chicago, 
1939 edition, 

Subscriptions to Amendment 
Inserts to 1939 Municipal 
Code for 1940, 

Subscriptions to Amendment 
Inserts to 1939 Municipal 
Code for 1941, 

Subscriptions to Amendment 
Inserts to 1939 Municipal 
Code for 1942, 

Subscriptions to Amendment 
Inserts to 1939 Municipal 
Code for 1943, 

Residential Chicago, Vol. I, 
Chicago Land Use Survey, 

Building Ordinances, City of 
Chicago, amended to July 
1, 1941, 

Chicago Electrical Code 1938 
edition, 

Recreation and Delinquency 
Ethel Shanas, 1942, 

Plumbing Ordinances, City of 
Chicago, amended to July 
1, 1941, 

Chicago Recreation Survey, 
Vols. I-V, 

Chicago Zoning Ordinance, 
corrected to January 1, 
1938, 

Vacationing in Chicago, 1942, 



44 Cities in the City of Chi- 
cago, 1942, 
Civic Directory of Chicago, 



Ordinance prescribing con- 
struction requirements for 
new dwellings in defense 
districts, 1942, 

Sectional maps of the City of 
Chicago, 1941 (8 sections). 

Sectional maps of the City of 
Chicago, 1941 (2 sections). 

Development of Public Rec- 
reation in Metropolitan 
Commission, by Halsey, 

Rebuilding Old Chicago, 1941, 

Facing the Future with the 
. . . Commission, 1941, 

Chapters of the Municipal 
Code relating to the Care 
of Foods and Food Estab- 
lishments, Milk, etc., Octo- 
ber 1, 1942, 



For the Year Ending December 31, 1942 




















No. of 








Balance 


Total No. 




No. of 


Copies 


Balance 


Total 




Cost Price on Hand 


Copies 


Total Eeo'd 


Copies 


Issued 


on Hand 


Issued by 


per Copy 1-1-42 


Beceived 


and on Hand 


.Sold 


Free 


1-1-43 


Eeceipts 


Corporation 


$5.00 


16 


16 


15 


1 




$ 75.00 


Counsel 
















Corporation 


1.50 


13 


13 


8 


5 




12.00 


Counsel 


















1.50 


40 


40 




8 




48.00 


Counsel 


















1.50 


765 


765 


478 


287 




717.00 


Counsel 


















1.50 


3 


3 


3 






4.50 


Counsel 
















Plan 


2.00 


239 


239 


221 


4 


14 


442.00 


Commission 
















iviunicipcii 


n so 48 


570 


618 


601 


6 


11 


300.50 


















Library 
















Department 




1,000 


1,044 


980 


5* 


59 


245.00 


















Electricity 
















Chicago 


1.50 


106 


106 


76 


4 


26 


114.00 


Recreation 
















Commission 
















iViunicipdi 


0.10 19 


880 


899 


887 


1 


11 


88.70 


Reference 
















Library 
















Chicago 


1.00 


51 




01 






51.00 


XvcCi ed LlOll 
















t^ommission 
















Board of 


0.50 3 


115 


118 


102 


3 


13 


OL.vv 


Appeals 
















Chicago 


O.Oo . . 


1 

O ( I 


oil 


358 


5 


8 


17.90 


Recreation 
















Commission 
















Plan 


1.00 


15 


15 


15 






15.00 


Commission 
















Chicago 


1.00 


12 


12 


12 






12.00 


Recreation 
















Commission 
















Municipal 


0.15 


220 


220 


RO 
ou 


1 99 


1 8 


12.00 


Reference 
















Library 
















Plan 


2.00 


6 


6 


6 






12.00 


Commission 














D.UU 


Plan 


1.00 


6 


6 


6 






Commission 
















Chicago 


1.00 


11 


11 


11 






11.00 


Recreation 
















Plan 


0.25 


41 


41 


41 






10.25 


Commission 














10.00 


Plan 


0.20 


50 


50 


50 






Commission 














9.50 


Municipal 


0.25 


60 


60 


38 


14 


8 


Reference 
















Library 

















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April 9, 1943 



Character of Publication 

Sections of Revised Chicago 
Code of 1941 relating to 
Undertakers, Burials, etc., 
amended to March 9, 1932, 

Building Code Publ. No. 2** 



Building Code Publ. No. 3** 



Building Code Publ. No. 4A,** 



Building Code Publ.No.6B,- 



Building Code Publ. No. 6E,*^ 



Building Code Publ. No. 8,** 



Leisure Time Directory, 1940, 



Leisure Time Directory, 1942, 



Reprint of Ruling Governing 
design and construction of 
reinforced concrete flat 
slabs, 1932, 

Report on Railway Terminal 
Problem in Chicago, 1933, 

Harbor Ordinances, Rules and 
Regulations . . . 1939, 

Binders for Municipal Code 
of Chicago, 

Miscellaneous publications. 



Notes: 



Issued by 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Chicago 

Recreation 

Commission 

Chicago 

Recreation 

Commission 

Municipal 
Reference 
Library 

Railway 

Terminal 

Comm. 

Bureau of 
Rivers and 
Harbors 



No. of 

Balance Total No. No. of Ckipies Balance 

Cost Price on Hand Copies Total Rec'd Copies Issued on Hand 

per Copy 1-1-42 Received and on Hand Sold Free 1-1-43 



0.25 24 

0.10 5 

0.10 10 

0.10 6 

0.10 3 

0.10 9 

0.10 13 

0.10 5 
0.10 
0.25 

1.00 

0.15 41 



1.00 
1.30 



31 



55 



38 



16 



10 



75 



15 



70 



20 



70 



88 



15 



51 



14 



41 

2 
5 



4Q 



Total 
Receipts 

9.50 



.10 



.20 



0.10 



0.30 



0.40 



8.80 



1.50 



5.10 



1.00 



1.00 



2.30 
6.10 



4,286 471 



$2,300.75 



* Includes one defective copy. 

** Reprints of chapters of building code adopted by the City Council during 1937-1939. For purposes 
of identification, these pamphlets were indicated by number, in the order of their passage and publica- 
tion. When the new pamphlet edition of the building ordinances was published, the copies of building 
code publications on hand were discarded. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Drains in S. Chappel 
Av. between E. 91st St. and B. 92nd St., and 
Annulment of Assessment Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
January 28, 1932, for drains in S. Chappel avenue 
between E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, and for 
annulment of the assessment made under the provi- 
sions of said ordinance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 



Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — ^None. 



April 9, 1943 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



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Rescinding of Authorization for Water Service Pipes 
in S. Chappel Av. between E. 91st St. and E. 
92nd St., and Annulment of Assessment 
Therefor, 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
March 9, 1932, for water service pipes in S. Chappel 
avenue between E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, 
and for annulment of the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohep, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Drains in S. Clyde 
Av. between E. 91st St. and E. 92nd St., and 
Annulment of Assessment Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
March 9, 1932 for drains in S. Clyde avenue between 
E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, and for annulment 
of the assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance. 

By imanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'HaUaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Greahs, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Water Service Pipes 
in S. Clyde Av. between E. 91st St. and E. 
92nd St., and Annulment of Assessment 
Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
March 9, 1932 -for water service pipes in S. Clyde 
avenue between E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, 
and for annulment of the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance. 

By imanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 



Alderman Pieczjniski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Drains in S. Merrill 
Av. between E. 91st St. and E. 92nd St., and 
Annulment of Assessment Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
March 9, 1932 for drains in S. Merrill avenue be- 
tween E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, and for 
annulment of the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'HaUaren, Duffy, Pistilh, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Water Service Pipes 
in S. Merrill Av. between E. 91st St. and E. 92nd 
St., and Annulment of Assessment Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
March 9, 1932 for water service pipes in S. Merrill 
avenue between E. 91st street and E. 92nd street, 
and for annulment of the assessment made imder the 
provisions of said ordinance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — ^None. 



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April 9, 1943 



FIRST WARD. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Dufify, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Hostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Correction of Language Concerning Location of 
Loading Zone. 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the 
City Council February 25, 1943, appearing on page 
8396 of the Journal of the Proceedings for said date, 
establishing a loading zone on a portion of W. 
Wacker drive, be and the same is hereby amended 
by inserting in Section 1 immediately after the 
words "Wacker drive" the language "(lower 
level)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of W. 
Wacker Drive. 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a ve- 
hicle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 

W. Wacker drive From No. 301 to No. 335 W. 
(south side) Wacker drive. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Peterson's Michigan Avenue Chevrolet: Driveways. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to Peterson's Michigan Ave- 
nue Chevrolet to maintain two existing driveways 
at No. 105 E. 24th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Claim of Mrs. Elsie Foggett. 

Alderman Cohen presented a claim of Mrs. Elsie 
Foggett for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile and for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 



Designation of "Thomas Jefferson Week". 

Aldermen Moss and Hartnett presented the follow- 
ing proposed resolution: 

Whereas, The Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial 
Commission of the United States Congress has 
outlined a program for the observance of the two- 
hundredth anniversary of Thomas Jefferson, Third 
President of the United States and the First Sec- 
retary of State; and 

Whereas, On April 13, 1943, a great national 
memorial building in Washington, D. C, in honor 
of Thomas Jefferson will be dedicated as a national 
monument to this man whose words and deeds 
have exemplified the democratic principles of our 
republic; and 

Whereas, The people of the City of Chicago, 
believing in the faith of Jefferson in the common 
people and in their ability to govern themselves, 
desire to join in the national celebration of the 
Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial; 

Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, That the City 
Council of the City of Chicago does hereby desig- 
nate the period of April 11th to April 17th as 
"Thomas Jefferson Week"; 

Be it -Further Resolved, That all citizens, City 
departments, parks and sciiools, nationality groups, 
churches, and labor and civic organizations be 
urged to participate wholeheartedly in the week's 
celebration; and it is further urged that the Stars 
and Stripes be flown from all buildings during 
this week. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Moss moved to adopt the proposed reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed. 



SIXTH WAKD. 



Alderman Smith presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Direction for Installation of Public Drinking 
Fountains. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
install public drinking fountains at the following 
locations: 

N. W. corner S. Dante avenue and E. 64th 
street; 

N. E. corner S. Woodlawn avenue and E. e4th 
street; 

S. W. corner S. Greenwood avenue and E. 65th 
street; 

N. E. corner S. Greenwood avenue and E. 73rd 
street; 

N. E. corner S. Champlain avenue and E. 65th 
street. 

Proposed Change in Type of Warning Signals at 
E. 69th St. and S. South Park Av. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to give immediate attention to the chang- 
ing of warning signals at the intersection of E. 69th 
street and S. South Park avenue from flash to 
former type. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the proposed 
orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Alderman Olin presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the respec- 
tive numbers and widths specified: 

(Num- 
ber) (Width) 



(Permittee) 

Eugene C. 
Mann 



Walter C. 
VanArsdall 



(Location) 

On the E. 83rd 
street side of 
premises known 
as No. 8256 S. 
Kimbark avenue 

On the E. 83rd 
street side of 
premises known 
as No. 8258 S. 
Dorchester ave- 
nue 



one 8 feet 



one 10 feet 



(Permittee) 

Vincent 
Crivello 



(Location) 

On the E. 91st 
street side of 
premises known 
as No. 9101 S. 
Drexel avenue 



(Num- 
ber) (Width) 

two 12 feet 



Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Anna E. Lacey. 

Alderman Olin presented a claim of Anna E. Lacey 
for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 



Ralph Brons: Driveway. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Ralph Brons to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, eight feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 10201 S. Princeton avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

B.y unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



TENTH WARD. 



Permission for Construction of Foundations for 
Homes. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to grant 
permission for construction of foundations for 
homes on the south side of E. 93rd street between 
S. Clyde and S. Chappel avenues, pending final 
approval of a Zoning Ordinance amendment. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance, 

Alderman Pieczynski presented a proposed ordi- 
nance for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance, as amended, by changing all the Business Dis- 
trict symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 44 for the area bounded by E. 93rd street; 
S. Clyde avenue; the alley next south of E. 93rd 
street; and S. Chappel avenue, to those of a Group 
House District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Zoning. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Stanley Sweich: Driveway, 

Alderman Hogan presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Stanley Sweich to 
construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 14 feet wide, on the W. 58th street side 
of the premises known as No. 5759 S. St. Louis ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Vacation of Portion of W, 55th PI, and 
Adjacent Alleys, 

Alderman Hogan presented a proposed ordinance 
for the vacation of a portion of W. 55th place adjoin- 
ing the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railroad, together 
with the north-and-south alley and part of the east- 
and-west alley in the block bounded by W. 55th 
place, W. 55th street, S. Lawndale avenue and the 
Chicago and Grand Trunk Railroad, in Block one 
(1), in James H. Campbell's Addition to Chicago, 
being a Subdivision of N. W. 1/4, Section 14-38-13 
(Henry and Caroline Graefen), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FOURTEENTH WARD, 



Load Limitation for Vehicles on Portion of S, 
Elizabeth St. 

Alderman Wagner presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In accordance with section 27-50 of 
the Municipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner 
of Streets and Electricity shall erect signs indicat- 
ing the maximum load, as herein specified, per- 
mitted to be carried by any freight-carrying ve- 
hicle upon the following street between the limits 
indicated (except for the purpose of delivering or 
picking up materials or merchandise) : 



(Maximum 

(Street) (Limits) Load) 

S. Elizabeth W. 47th street to W. 5 tons, 
street 49th street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Wagner moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Proposed Employment of Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
Senior Clerk in Bureau of Parks, Recreation 
and Aviation. 

Alderman Kovarik presented a proposed order to 
authorize the employment of a principal clerk in 
lieu of a senior clerk in the Administrative Service 
Division of the Bureau of Parks, Recreation and 
Aviation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Mrs. Bernice Baizer. 

Alderman Kovarik presented a claim of Mrs. Ber- 
nice Baizer for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Balahan & Katz Corporation: Canopy. 

Alderman Sheridan presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Balaban & Katz Corporation to maintain an exist- 
ing canopy over the sidewalk in W. 63rd street, 
attached to the building or structure located at 
Nos. 610-628 W. 63rd street, for a period of ten 
years from and after December 9, 1941, in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications filed with 
the Commissioner of Public Works and approved 
by the Commissioner of Buildings and the Chief 
Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to ex- 
ceed 55 feet in length nor 12 feet in width; upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nances relating to the construction and mainte- 
nance of canopies, except that said compensation 
shall be paid annually, in advance. 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Sheridan moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — ^None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of S. 
Lowe Av. 

Alderman Murphy presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a ve- 
hicle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 

S. Lowe avenue From W. 65th street to W. 66th 
(west side) street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Murphy presented the following pro- 
posed orders: 

Joseph Ladwein: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
- directed to issue a permit to Joseph Ladwein to 
construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 413 W. 77th street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Claim Taken from File and Re -Referred. 

Ordered, That the claim of H. J. Delatre, placed 
on file September 9, 1942, be and the same is 
hereby taken from file and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the proposed 
orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Signals. 

Alderman Murphy presented a proposed order for 
installation of "Stop and Go" lights at the intersec- 
tion of W. 64th street and S. Union avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented three proposed 
ordinances for amendment of the Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance, as follows: 

By changing all the Apartment District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 36 
and all the 2nd Volume District symbols and indi- 
cations shown on Volume District Map No. 36 for 
the area bounded by the alley next south of W. 
79th street; the alley next northwest of S. Colum- 
bus avenue; S. Christiana avenue; S. Columbus 
avenue; S. St. Louis avenue; the alley next north 
of S. Columbus avenue; and the alley next west of 
S. Trumbull avenue, to those of a Family Residence 
District and a 1st Volume District, respectively; 

By changing all the Apartment District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 36 
and all the 2nd Volume District symbols and indi- 
cations shown on Volume District Map No. 36 for 
the area bounded by the alley next south of W. 
79th street; the alley next west of S. Western 
avenue; W. 82nd street; S. Campbell avenue; W. 
81st street; and S. Maplewood avenue, to those of 
a Family Residence District and a 1st Volume Dis- 
trict, respectively; 

By changing all the Apartment District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 37 
and all the 2nd Volume District symbols and indi- 
cations shown on Volume District Map No. 37 for 
the area bounded by W. 77th street; S. Seeley ave- 
nue; W. 78th street; S. Damen avenue; the alley 
next north of W. 79th street; S. Hamilton avenue; 
W. 78th street; and the alley next west of S. Seeley 
avenue, to those of a Family Residence District and 
a 1st Volume District, respectively; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Zoning. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following proposed 
orders: 

Claim Taken from File and Re-referred. 

Ordered, That Claim No. 9246, of Donald E. Lar- 
son, placed on file September 9, 1942, be and the 



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April 9, 1943 



same is hereby taken from file and referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

Direction for Installation of Traffic Warning Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to erect "Slow — School Children" signs 
on S. Kedzie avenue, north and south of the inter- 
sections at W. 107th and W. 108th streets. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the proposed orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



Direction for Closing of Portion of W. 18th PI. 
to Traffic. 

Alderman Ropa presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to close to traffic each Thursday evening 
from April 15 to September 30, 1943, between the 
hours of 7:00 o'clock and 9:00 o'clock, the fol- 
lowing: 

W. 18th place, from S. Loomis street to S. 
Throop street. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration 
v^^as dispensed with. 

Alderman Ropa moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Claim Taken from File and Re-referred. 

Alderman Fischman presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the claim of Irving Cowan of No. 
3357 Douglas boulevard, placed on file December 
3, 1942, be and the same is hereby taken from file 
and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
w^as dispensed with. 

Alderman Fischman moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of H. Levinson. 

Alderman Fischman presented a claim of H. Lev- 
inson for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Authorization for Issuance and Sale of New Tax 
Anticipation Warrants in Substitution for Cer- 
tain Warrants Now Held as Investment in 
Funds of the City. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
to authorize the issuance and sale of new tax antici- 



pation warrants in substitution for certain warrants 
now held as an investment in funds of the City. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Authorizing the Re-Issue of Tax Anticipation War- 
rants Held as an Investment in the Funds of the 
City. 

Whereas, The tax anticipation warrants issued 
by the City of Chicago, hereinafter described, were 
purchased with funds in the City Treasury which 
were not immediately necessary for the particular 
purposes for which said funds were set aside and 
the taxes in anticipation of which said warrants 
were issued have not been received by the City; 
and 

Whereas, It is now deemed expedient to convert 
said tax anticipation warrants into money for the" 
restoration of the funds invested in said tax antici- 
pation warrants for use for the particular pur- 
poses for which said funds were set aside; now, 
therefore. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Mayor and the City Comptroller 
hereby are authorized to issue and sell new war- 
rants, as provided in Section 15-9 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942, 
in lieu of the following original tax anticipation 
warrants heretofore issued by the City of Chicago 
and now held as an investment in the funds of the 
City: 

City of Chicago Tax Anticipation Warrants of 
the Year 1943: 

Denomina- 

Date of Issue Numbers tion Total 

For Corporate Purposes: 

April 1, 1943 C-56 to C-70, 

inclusive . .$100,000 $1,500,000 

For Public Library Purposes: 

March, 19, 1943 L-1 and L-2 .$ 50,000 $ 100,000 

For Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 

March 25, 1943 M-14, for $ 40,000 

March 25, 1943 M- 15, for 25,000 $ 65,000 



The authority to issue the original warrants 
above described hereby is reaffirmed in all respects. 

Section 2. The new warrants hereby authorized 
to be issued and sold shall be of a like principal 
amount, for the same purpose and in anticipation 



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of the same taxes as the original warrants were 
issued, and shall be subject to all the provisions in 
Sections 15-6 and 15-7 of the Revised Cities and 
Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942. The new 
warrants may have any date subsequent to the date 
of the original tax anticipation warrants, shall be 
of the denomination of $1000, or multiples thereof, 
shall bear interest not to exceed three per cent per 
annum from the date thereof until paid and shall 
be sold by the City Comptroller at not less than 
the par value thereof and accrued interest from the 
date thereof. 

Section 3. Simultaneously with the delivery of 
and receipt of payment for any of the new tax 
anticipation warrants, a like principal amount of 
the original warrants that were issued against the 
same tax that is anticipated by the new warrants, 
together with so much of the interest accrued 
thereon as the proceeds of the sale of the new tax 
anticipation warrants will permit, shall be paid and 
canceled. 

The proceeds of the sale of the new tax anticipa- 
tion warrants shall be paid to the City Treasurer 
to restore the funds of the City of Chicago invested 
in the original tax anticipation warrants. Before 
cancellation of the principal amount of any original 
warrant, the City Treasurer shall separately en- 
dorse thereon the amount paid and the date of 
payment in the following order: (1) the principal 
amoimt so paid and (2) the amount of accrued 
interest paid. The City Treasurer shall also endorse 
upon the original tax anticipation warrants the 
amount of interest accrued thereon and unpaid, and 
the same shall not be paid until all principal and 
interest upon the new warrants shall be fully paid 
or until money has been set aside for payment 
thereof, if the new warrants are not presented for 
payment after they are called for redemption. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage and approval. 



Notifications as to Selections of Proxies to Affix 
Signatures of Mayor and City Comptroller to 
Certain Tax Anticipation Warrants. 

By unanimous consent the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

April 9, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead, 
to affix my signature as Mayor to the following Tax 
Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 1943; 
which warrants are to be re-issued from warrants 
held by the City Treasurer and numbered by affix- 
ing sub-numbers A-1 to A- 100, as required, to the 
original numbers borne by the warrants, — 

In denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 

Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-56-A-1 to C-56-A-100, inclu- 
sive, etc. to and including C-70-A-1 
to C-70-A-100, inclusive, aggregat- 
ing $1,500,000 



Public Library Purposes: 

Nos. L-l-A-1 to L-l-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating $50,000 

Nos. L-2-A-1 to L-2-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating 50,000 



$100,000 

Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 

Nos. M-14-A-1 to M-14-A-40, 

inclusive, aggregating $40,000 

Nos. M-15-A-1 to M-15-A-25, 

inclusive, aggregating 25,000 



$65,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said B. F. Hoist, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated] 

City of Chicago 
Department of Finance 

April 9, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate D. J. Clark as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead, 
to affix my signature as Comptroller to the follow- 
ing Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes 
of 1943; which warrants are to be re-issued from 
warrants held by the City Treasurer and numbered 
by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A- 100, as required, 
to the original numbers borne by the warrants, — 

In denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 

Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-56-A-1 to C-56-A-100, inclu- 
sive, etc. to and including C-70-A-1 
to C-70-A-100, inclusive, aggregat- 



ing $1,500,000 

Public Library Purposes: 

Nos. L-l-A-1 to L-l-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating $50,000 

Nos. L-2-A-1 to L-2-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating 50,000 



$100,000 

Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 

Nos. M-14-A-1 to M-14-A-40, 

inclusive, aggregating $40,000 

Nos. M-15-A-1 to M-15-A-25, 

inclusive, aggregating 25,000 



$65,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said D. J. Clark, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 

[Signatures appended as stated] 



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April 9, 1943 



Authorization for Sale of Certain U. S. Certificates 
of Indebtedness and for Purchase of Others. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed order to 
authorize the sale of certain United States certifi- 
cates of indebtedness now held as an investment in 
the sinking fund for payment of bonds, and, further, 
to authorize the purchase of certificates of a later 
maturity. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
.Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and the City 
Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized to 
sell $500,000.00 United States certificates of in- 
debtedness due December 1, 1943, and $11,800,- 
000.00 United States certificates of indebtedness 
due February 1, 1944, at market, and to reinvest a 
like sum in United States certificates of indebted- 
ness maturing April 1, 1944. 



Reduction in Tax Levy for Year 1942. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
to amend an ordinance passed January 23, 1942, 
levying taxes for the year 1942, by reducing the 
amounts levied for payment of bonds and interest 
on bonds and for loss and cost in collection of taxes. 

By vmanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Making Reduction in the Tax, Levy for Bonds and 
Interest on Bonds for the Year 1942. 

Whereas, On January 23, 1942 the City Council 
of the City of Chicago passed an ordinance levying 
a tax for the year 1942, which included amounts 
for the payment of bonds and interest on bonds 



and for loss and cost in collection of taxes levied 
therefor in the sum of $14,269,039.00; and 

Whereas, In said sum of $14,269,039.00 there was 
included a levy for North State Street Widening 
(1930) bonds in the principal amoimt of $150,000, 
which bonds remain unsold, and there was also 
included a levy for interest on bonds amounting to 
$2,582,135, of which $50,000 is for interest on 
unsold North State Street Widening bonds; and 

Whereas, Since said ordinance levying a tax for 
the year 1942 was passed, $400,000 of Refunding 
Bonds of 1937 were called for payment July 1, 
1942, and $161,000 were called for payment Jan- 
uary 1, 1943, pursuant to the provisions in said 
bonds, and were paid and canceled and the inter- 
est thereon to accrue after July 1, 1942 and to 
accrue after January 1, 1943, respectively, which 
interest, amounting to $16,830 included in the levy 
of $2,582,135 for Interest on Bonds, was thereby 
extinguished; and 

Whereas, Since said ordinance levying a tax for 
the year 1942 was passed, $389,000 of the Refund- 
ing Bonds of 1940 held as an investment of the 
"Refunding Bonds of 1935 Bond and Interest Ac- 
count," were redeemed at par from tax receipts 
applicable thereto, and were canceled in the 
amount of $245,000 July 1, 1942, and $144,000 on 
January 1, 1943, and the interest thereon to accrue 
after July 1, 1942 and January 1, 1943, amounting 
to $5,057 included in the levy of $2,582,135 for 
Interest on Bonds, was thereby extinguished; and 

Whereas, Since said ordinance levying a tax for 
the year 1942 was passed, $398,000 of the Refund- 
ing Bonds of 1942 held as an investment of the 
"Refunding Bonds of 1935 Bond and Interest Ac- 
count" were redeemed at par from the receipts 
applicable thereto, and were canceled in the 
amount of $249,000 July 1, 1942 and $149,000 on 
January 1, 1943, and the interest thereon to accrue 
after July 1, 1942 and January 1, 1943, respectively, 
amounting to $7,960 included in the levy of $2,- 
582,135 for Interest on Bonds was thereby extin- 
guished; and 

Whereas, On account of the reduction in the tax 
levy for the Bond Redemption and Interest Fund 
hereinafter provided, the levy for loss and cost in 
collection of taxes of $1,426,904 is excessive by the 
amount of $25,538; now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the tax levy for the year 1942 
made by an ordinance passed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago on January 23, 1942 and 
appearing on pages 6435 to 6518, both inclusive, of 
the Journal of che Proceedings of the City Council 
of that date, be and the same hereby is amended 
by striking therefrom the following item appearing 
therein, as printed on page 6509 of said Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council — 

North State Street Widening (1930) . .$150,000 

and said tax levy ordinance hereby is further 
amended by reducing the amount levied in 1942 
for Interest on Bonds, said item appearing in said 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council at 
page 6510, from $2,582,135.00 to $2,502,288; 

and said tax levy ordinance hereby is further 
amended by reducing the amount levied in 1942 
for Loss and Cost in Collection of Taxes, said 
item appearing in said Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council at page 6510, from $1,426,904 to 
$1,401,366; 



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and said tax levy ordinance hereby is further 
amended by reducing the total amount included in 
the tax levy for Bonds and Interest on Bonds for 
the year 1942, including Loss and Cost in Collec- 
tion of Taxes, appearing in said Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council at page 6510, 
from $14,269,039 to $14,013,654.00. The total re- 
duction of the tax levy for 1942 for all items speci- 
fied herein is $255,385.00. 

Section 2. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
file with the County Clerk of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a copy of this ordinance duly certified by said 
City Clerk. 

Section 3. The City Comptroller hereby is di- 
rected to file with the County Clerk of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certificate showing the amount 
of taxes for the year 1942 to be abated on account 
of the redemption and cancelation of Refunding 
Bonds of 1937, Refunding Bonds of 1940, and of 
Refunding Bonds of 1942 included in this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Placing of Liability Insurance to 
Cover Test Runs in Subway. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed order to 
authorize the placing of liability insurance in con- 
nection with test runs in the State street subway. 

By imanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his recommendation of March 
25, 1943, to place an order with R. B. Jones & Sons, 
agents for the Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, 
the low bidder, in the amount of $1,300.00 for the 
protection of the City of Chicago against loss by 
reason of liability due to possible accidents which 
might arise during certain test runs in the State 
Street Subway for the period commencing March 
28, 1943 and ending April 5, 1943. 



Authorization for Expenditures from Appropriation 
for Expense of Subway Litigation. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed order to 
authorize expenditures from an appropriation for 
the expense of litigation arising out of the construc- 
tion of the Initial System of Subways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 



Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cow- 
hey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized to expend from Account 
330-S-ll the sum of $10,000.00 for cost and expense 
of litigation to which the City is a party or in 
which it is interested arising out of the construction 
by the City of an initial system of subways for local 
transportation purposes. The Comptroller and 
Treasurer are hereby directed to issue vouchers in 
payment of the above when authorized by the 
Corporation Counsel. 



Specific Designation of Motor Fuel Tax Fund Project 
(Improvement of E. and W. 103rd St. from S. 
Michigan Av. to S. Halsted St.), and Author- 
ization for Expenditures Therefor. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
to make specific designation of the improvement of 
E. and W. 103rd street from S. Michigan avenue to 
S. Halsted street as a project to be paid for out of 
motor fuel tax funds and to authorize expenditures 
for said improvement. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to improve 
E. and W. 103rd street (an Arterial Street) frorn 
S. Michigan avenue to S. Halsted street (a dis- 
tance of approximately 6200 feet) by the con- 
struction of a Portland cement concrete pavement, 
forty-six feet in width between curbs, together 
with sidewalks, curbing, drainage structures and 
all necessary appurtenances and, where necessary, 
the removal, relocation, replacement and adjust- 
ment of municipally-dwned utilities, all to cost not 
more than $200,000.00 and to be paid out of that 
part of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been 
or may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 



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April 9, 1943 



Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings, of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part of 
the water distributing system, street lighting sys- 
tem, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City the appropriate City 
department shall perform such necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor and charge the 
cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund allocated for the improvement described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illi- 
nois, Springfield, Illinois, through the District En- 
gineer for District Number Ten of the said Division 
of Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Rescinding of Allowance to St. Ferdinand's Church of 
Refund of Pennit Fees and Re-Reference of 
Claim to Committee. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed order for 
amendment of an order passed May 13, 1942, to re- 
scind an allowance to St. Ferdinand's Church of a 
refund of permit fees, and for re-reference of the 
church's claim to a committee. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by 
this Council on May 13, 1942, and shown on pages 
6979 and 6980 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
that date, authorizing sundry refunds of permit 
fees, be and the same is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the first line on page 6980 reading: 

"St. Ferdinand's Church, 3116 N. Marmora 
Av., sewer permits Nos. 10036-10040, $90.00", 

and that the claim of St. Ferdinand's Church be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Rescinding of Allowance to Klemens Zarembski and 
Re-Reference of Claim to Committee. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on March 18, 1943, appearing on page 8457 of 
the Journal of the Proceedings for said date, grant- 



ing sundry allowances of compensation, be and the 
same is hereby amended by striking out the fol- 
lowing language: 

"Klemens Zarembski 4/ 5/41 Damage $126.00" 
5817 S. Maplewood to auto- 

avenue mobile 

and be it further 

Ordered, That the claim of said person be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim Taken from File and Re-Referred. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the claim of Donald E. Larson, 
placed on file September 9, 1942, be taken from 
file and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Bowler presented a claim of John Tucci 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, and 
claims of Alfred T. Erskine, Jr., Frederic A. Richter 
and Thomas J. Sullivan for refunds of vehicle li- 
cense fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Direction for Resurfacing of Portion of S. Green St. 

Alderman Sain presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to resurface S. Green street between W. 
Jackson boulevard and W. Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



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Claim Taken from File and Re-Referred. 

Alderman Sain presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That claim of Johnsen Refrigeration 
Co., Nos. 549-551 W. Washington boulevard, placed 
on file December 3, 1942, be and the same is hereby 
taken from file and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

By imanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Extension of Congratulations upon Chicago's Winning 
of TraflRc Safety Award. 

Alderman Kells presented the following proposed 
resolution: 

Whereas, Chicago has accomplished a consistent 
and remarkable reduction in traffic accidents for 
the past ten years and had reduced the traffic 
fatalities from 986 in the year 1934 to 623 in the 
year 1941; and 

Whereas, In the year 1942, the traffic toll was 
still further reduced to 465; and 

Whereas, This outstanding record was accom- 
plished during a period when Chicago became one 
of the greatest war production centers of the world, 
with new war factories, changing patterns of traf- 
fic flow, and thousands of new street users un- 
familiar with the city's traffic conditions and regu- 
lations; and 

Whereas, Chicago's achievement in traffic acci- 
dent reduction has brought to the City the National 
Safety Council's Grand Award as the winner of 
the 1942 National Traffic Safety Contest for cities; 
and 

Whereas, This is the first time in the history of 
the contests that Chicago has ranked highest among 
the cities of America; and 

Whereas, The proud honor in winning this award 
has given Chicago national recognition and fame; 
and 

Whereas, This achievement could not have been 
possible without the leadership of Mayor Edward 
J. Kelly, who enlisted and coordinated, not only 
all branches of government, but civic and industrial 
leaders, commercial and civic organizations and 
the citizens themselves into a united and vigorous 
action behind a splendid program of accident re- 
duction; now, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of 
Chicago proclaim the winning of the Grand Award 
for cities in the National Traffic Safety Contest of 
the National Safety Council, an event of momen- 
tous importance to Chicago; and be it further 

Resolved, That the City Council extend its sin- 
cere congratulations to Mayor Edward J. Kelly, 
Chairman and members of the City Council Com- 
mittee on Traffic and Public Safety, Chicago Street 
Traffic Commission, City departments and bureaus, 
Chicago Park District, Chicago Board of Educa- 
tion, the Parochial Schools, Greater Chicago Safety 
Council, Chicago Association of Commerce, Chi- 
cago Motor Club, Illinois Automobile Club, Down- 



town Council of Chicago, and other organizations, 
as well as to all citizens who by their cooperation 
and actions have helped to make Chicago Amer- 
ica's safest city. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Kells moved to adopt the proposed reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed unanimously. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Kells presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as 
amended, by changing all the Commercial District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 20 for the area bounded by W. Lake street; the 
alley next east of N. Homan boulevard ; the alley next 
south of W. Lake street, or the line if extended where 
no alley exists; and N. Homan boulevard, to those 
of a Business District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zon- 
ing. 



Cameron Can Machinery Co.: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Kells presented a proposed order for is- 
suance of a permit to Cameron Can Machinery Com- 
pany to construct and maintain three driveways at 
No. 1621 W. Fulton street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Employment by Civil Service Commission 
of Principal Clerk in Lieu of Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Kells presented a proposed order to au- 
thorize the Civil Service Commission to employ a 
principal clerk in lieu of a senior clerk in its Records 
and Clerical Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Kells presented a claim of Michael 
Dwyer Clark for a refund of vehicle license fee, and 
claims of Louis Benton and Joseph Morreale for com- 
pensation for damage to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Signals. 

Alderman Upton presented a proposed order for 
the installation of "Stop and Go" lights at the in- 
tersection of W. Madison street and La Vergne ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claims of St. Anthony's Hospital and 
Dr. H. P. Sullivan. 

Alderman Upton presented claims of St. Anthony's 
Hospital and Dr. H. P. Sullivan for compensation for 
services rendered to a City employe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Sasgen Derrick Co.: Driveways. 

Alderman Rostenkowski (for Alderman Keane) 
presented the following proposed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Sasgen Derrick Com- 
pany to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, on the N. Troy 
street side of the premises known as No. 3135 W. 
Grand avenue, and one driveway 8 feet wide, in 
the alley at the rear of the premises known as No. 
3135 W. Grand avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee, consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to pass the pro- 
posed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Alderman Porten presented the following proposed 
orders: 

Joseph Camper: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Joseph Camper to 
construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 10 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 2252 N. Spaulding avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of drivev/ays. 

Arthur G. Seybert: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Arthur G. Seybert to 
construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 10 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 1617-1619 N. Richmond street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Porten moved to pass the proposed or- 
ders. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY -FIFTH WARD. 



Proposed Cancellation of Warrants for Collection. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented proposed orders for 
cancellation of warrants for collection issued against 
A. Arecki and M. Zaslowsky, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Mrs. Sered: Driveway. 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Mrs. Sered to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 12 feet wide, on the W. Belle Plaine avenue 
side of the premises known as No. 4100 N. Mil- 
waukee avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago gov- 
erning the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Proposal for Legislation to Enable Municipalities 
to Prepare So -Called Blighted Areas for 
Rehabilitation or Redevelopment. 

Alderman Brody presented a commimication from 
the Corporation Counsel transmitting a draft of a 
proposed Bill for an Act to authorize municipalities to 
acquire by purchase or condemnation or otherwise 
substandard buildings and underlying and contiguous 
land, to remove or demolish such substandard build- 
ings, to hold and use remaining property for public 
purposes, and to sell, lease or exchange such property 
as is not required for public purposes; which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Claim of George F. Gerlach. 

Alderman Brody presented a claim of George F. 
Gerlach for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



Direction for Withholding of Applications and Per- 
mits for Building Construction in Certain Area. 

Alderman Gurman presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to hold in abeyance any 
and all applications and to withhold the issuance 
of any permits for any building construction in the 
area bounded by a line 125 feet next south of and 
most nearly parallel to W. Montrose avenue; the 
North Branch of the Chicago River; a line 125 feet 
next north of and most nearly parallel to W. Irving 
Park road, and N. California avenue, until such 
time as the City Council shall have finally acted 
upon an amendment now pending before it for the 
rezoning of said area. 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Gurman moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Gurman presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as 
amended, by changing all the Manufacturing District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 9 for the area bounded by a line 125 feet south 
of W. Montrose avenue; the North Branch of the 
Chicago River; a line 125 feet north of W. Irving 
Park road; and N. California avenue, to those of an 
Apartment District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zon- 
ing. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Grant of Leaves of Absence, with Pay, to Certain 
City Employees in Attendance at Conventions of 
United Spanish War Veterans. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the heads of Departments of the 
City Government, be and they are hereby author- 
ized and directed to excuse from service, with full 
pay, on June 17, 18, 19, 1943 Delegates and Alter- 
nates of the United Spanish War Veterans and 
Delegates and Alternates of the Ladies' Auxiliary 
of the United Spanish War Veterans in their re- 
spective Departments, who request leave of absence 
for the purpose of attending the Convention of the 
Department of Illinois, to be held at Peoria, Illi- 
nois, on the above-mentioned dates; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the heads of the Departments of 
the City Government be and they are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to excuse from service, with 
fuU pay, on August 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 1943, Dele- 
gates and Alternates of the United Spanish War 
Veterans and Delegates and Alternates of the 
Ladies' Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Vet- 
erans, in their respective Departments, who request 
leave of absence for the purpose of attending the 
Convention of the Department of Illinois, to be at 
Boston, Mass. It is understood that no member 
of the United Spanish War Veterans who is an em- 
ployee of the City of Chicago will be granted these 
leaves of absence with pay unless he or she can 
show evidence of having been in attendance sit 
said conventions. 



By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Cowhey presented three proposed ordi- 
nances for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance as follows: 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 6 for the area bounded by W. Highland ave- 
nue; N. Avondale avenue; the alley next west of 
N. Harlem avenue; the alley next south of W. 
Palatine avenue; and N. Odell avenue, to those of 
an Apartment District; 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 1 for the area bounded by W. Isham avenue; 
the alley next southeast of N. Ogallah avenue; N. 
Avondalfe avenue ; the alley next south of W. Isham 
avenue; N. Oriole avenue;' W. Devon avenue; and 
N. Olympia avenue, to those of an Apartment 
District; 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 7 for the area bounded by the alley next 
north of W. Peterson avenue; N. McLeod avenue; 
W. Peterson avenue; and the alley next west of 
N. McLeod avenue, to those of a Group House Dis- 
trict; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Zoning. 



Proposed Approval of Plat of Subdivision for Certain 
Territory. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed order for 
approval of a plat of subdivision covering the terri- 
tory between W. Irving Park road, W. Byron street, 
N. Mobile avenue and N. Melvina avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a claim of Frank 
Balata for salary, a claim of Mrs. F. Sikita for reim- 
bursement of the cost of sewer repairs, and a claim 
of F. Wojckiewicz for compensation for damage to 
an automobile, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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April 9, 1943 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



Amendment of Authorization to American Medical 
Assn. to Maintain Existing Vault with 
Coalholes and Trapdoor. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on March 18, 1943, appearing on pages 
8465-8466 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, granting permission and authority to the 
American Medical Association to maintain and use 
an existing vault with coalholes and a trapdoor, 
be and the same is hereby amended by striking 
out the words and figures "ten (10) years" appear- 
in the first paragraph of Section 1, and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figure "one (1) year". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Amendment of Authorization to Union Special Ma- 
chine Co. to Maintain Existing Covered Bridge 
(Passageway). 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on March 18, 1943, appearing on pages 
8490-8491 of the Journal of the Proceedings for 
said date, granting permission and authority to the 
Union Special Machine Company to maintain and 
use an existing covered bridge or passageway, be 
and the same is hereby amended by striking out 
the words and figures "ten (10) years" appearing 
in the first paragraph of Section 1, and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figure "four (4) years". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Permission for Use of Vacant City-Owned Property 
for Victory Gardens. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller, upon proper 
application, grant permission to residents of the 
City of Chicago to use vacant City-owned property 
for Victory Gardens. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — ^None. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Grealis presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as 
amended, by changing all the Apartment District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 17 for the area bounded by W. Fullerton park- 
way; a line 125 feet west of N. Clark street; a line 
120 feet south of W. Fullerton parkway; and N. 
Cleveland avenue, to those of a Business District, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zon- 
ing. 



Proposed Employment of Head License Clerk by 
City Collector. 

Alderman Grealis presented a proposed order to 
authorize the City Collector to employ a head license 
clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Claim of M. J. Fredd. 

Alderman Grealis presented a claim of M. J. Fredd 
for reimbursement of the cost of sewer repairs, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS 



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FORTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Crowe Name Plate & Mfg. Co.: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Merryman presented a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to Crowe Name Plate & 
Manufacturing Company to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk at No. 3701 N. Ravens- 
wood avenue, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FORTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Proposed Purchase of Certain Property for Use as 
Athletic Field and Playground. 

Aldermen Quirk, Keenan and Quinn presented a 
proposed ordinance to authorize the purchase, for use 
as an athletic field and playground, of certain lots 
in Block B of Kranz's Third Addition to Edge water, 
fronting on N. Greenview and N. Ridge avenues, ad- 
jacent to the Senn High School. 



Reference of the proposed ordinance to two differ- 
ent committees having been called for, said proposed 
ordinance was, in accordance with the provisions of 
Council Rule 46, referred to the Committee on Com- 
mittees and Rules. 



FORTY-NINTH WARD. 



Proposed Redistricting of City. 

Alderman Keenan presented a proposed resolution 
for immediate action looking to the redistricting of 
the city by Wards, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Committees and 
Rules. 



Claims of James E. Hartnett and James B. Miracle. 

Alderman Keenan presented a claim of James E. 
Hartnett for compensation for damage to an auto- 
mobile, and a claim of James B. Miracle for a refund 
of examination fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Reconsideration: 
Amendment of Ordinance Provisions for Licensing 
and Regulation of Undertakers. 

By unanimous consent the City Clerk presented the 
following communication submitted by former- 
Alderman Ross: 

Chicago, April 9, 1943. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and Members 
of the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that on Thurs- 
day, April 8, 1943, the Committee on Health of the 
1939-1943 City Council held a public hearing on 
the subject-matter of an ordinance passed March 
18, 1943, providing for a board of undertakers to 
conduct examinations for undertakers, to register 
and to license undertakers' assistants, and to issue 
and revoke licenses, and that as a result of said 
public hearing it is the recommendation of the 
committee that the said ordinance be reconsidered 
and referred to the Committee on Health for fur- 
ther study and consideration. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Joseph C. Ross, 

Chairman, Committee on Health (1939-1943). 

Thereupon Alderman Lindell moved to reconsider 
the vote by which the Council at its last preceding 
regular meeting passed the ordinance referred to in 
the foregoing communication, as is noted on pages 
8422-8425 of the Journal of the Proceedings of March 
18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Lindell moved to refer the ordinance to 
the Committee on Health. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration : 
Increase in Salary Rate of Map Engineering Drafts- 
man in Charge in Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman, Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an ordinance to authorize an increase in 
the salary rate of a Map Engineering Draftsman in 
Charge in the Bureau of Engineering, as is noted on 
page 8442 of the Journal of the Proceedings of March 
18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the ordinance to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration: 
Increase in Salary Rate of Playground Director in 
Charge of Activities. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an ordinance to authorize an increase in 
the salary rate of a Playground Director in Charge 
of Activities in the Bureau of Parks, Recreation and 
Aviation, as is noted on page 8444 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the ordinance to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration: 
Authorization for Payment for Use of Personally- 
owned Automobile by Assistant Engineer. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 



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April 9, 1943 



ing passed an order to authorize payment for use of 
a personally-owned automobile by an assistant engi- 
neer in the Department of Streets and Electricity, as 
is noted on page 8445 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the order to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration: 
Allowance to Drake Coal & Material Co. of Com- 
pensation for Damage to Truck. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an order for an allowance to Drake Coal 
& Material Company of compensation for damage to 
a truck, as is noted on page 8455 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the order to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration: 
Allowance to Tony Pugliano of Compensation for 
Personal Injuries. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an order for an allowance to Tony Pug- 
liano of compensation for personal injuries, as is 
noted on page 8455 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the order to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration : 
Allowance to Singer Sewing Machine Co. of Com- 
pensation for Damage to Property. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an order for an allowance to Singer Sew- 
ing Machine Company of compensation for damage 
to property, as is noted on pages 8455-8456 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the order to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration: 
Allowance to James Stewart & Company, Inc. of 
Refund of Permit Fees. 

Alderman Bowler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Council at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing passed an order for an allowance to James Stew- 
art & Company, Inc. of a refund of permit fees, as is 
noted on page 8456 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of March 18, 1943. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to refer the order to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Time Fixed for Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
to fix the time for the next succeeding regular meet- 
ing of the City Council at Wednesday, May 5, 1943, 
at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczyn- 
ski, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, 
Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, 
Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the City Council of the City of Chicago 
to be held after the regular meeting held on Fri- 
day, the ninth (9th) day of April, 1943, at 8:00 
o'clock P. M., be and the same is hereby fixed to 
be held on Wednesday, the fifth (5th) day of May, 
1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Thereupon Alderman Cowhey moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting on Wednesday, 
May 5, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 




City Clerk. 



COPY 



Journal o/ the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, May 5, 1943 

at 10:30 O'CLOCK A. M. 

( Council Chamber, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Attendance. 

Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, 
and Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, Cohen, 
Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, Con- 
nelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gil- 
lespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — Aldermen Murphy and Keane. 



On motion of Alderman Upton, it was ordered that 
the record show that Alderman Keane's absence was 
due to serious illness. 

On motion of Alderman Cowhey, it was ordered that 
the record show that Alderman Murphy's absence 
was due to illness. 



Call to Order. 

On Wednesday, May 5, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 
(the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 



able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Quorum. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 
A quorum present. 



Invocation. 

Rev. Cyril K. Richard, Pastor of Sauganash Com- 
munity Church, opened the meeting with prayer. 



JOURNAL (April 9, 1943). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the 
record of the proceedings of the regular meeting held 
on Friday, April 9, 1943, at 8:00 o'clock P. M., signed 
by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



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REPORTS AND COMMUNICA 



MAYOR. 



Approval of Appointment of Alderman John J. Duffy 
as Member of War Housing Committee. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the power and author- 
ity vested in me by ordinance I hereby appoint 
Alderman John J. Duffy as a member of the War 
Housing Committee to succeed Alderman William 
A. Rowan, resigned, and respectfully request your 
approval of this appointment. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Alderman Bowler moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed. 



Approval of Appointment of Robert J. Dunham as 
Commissioner of Chicago Park District. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — ^By virtue of the power and author- 
ity given to me by statute I hereby appoint Robert 
J. Dunham as Commissioner of the Chicago Park 
District to succeed himself for a term of five years 
from April 25, 1943, and until his successor is 
appointed and qualified, and I respectfully ask 
your approval of this appointment. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Alderman Grealis moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Waller moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



IONS FROM CITY OFFICERS. 

Approval of Appointments of James B. McCahey, 
Frederick P. Siebel, Sr. and Wilson Frankland as 
Members of Board of Education of City 
of Chicago. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the power and author- 
ity given to me by statute I hereby appoint James 
B. McCahey, Frederick P. Siebel, Sr., and Wilson 
Frankland as members of the Board of Education 
of the City of Chicago for the term of five years 
beginning May 1, 1943, and respectfully request 
your approval of these appointments. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Alderman Hilburn called for reference of the ap- 
pointments to the Committee on Schools, Fire and 
Civil Service. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily to permit immediate consideration 
of and action upon said appointments. Seconded by 
Alderman Bowler. 

The motion to suspend the rules prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, 
Sabota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, 
Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Grealis, Young, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 41. 

Nays — Aldermen Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Brandt, 
Waller, Merryman and Hilburn — 7. 

Thereupon Alderman DePriest moved to concur 
in said appointments. Seconded by Alderman Sain. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Rostenkowski, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, 
Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Young, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — Aldermen Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Brandt, 
Merryman and Hilburn — 6. 

Alderman Bowler thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 
The motion was lost. 



Expression of Appreciation from Director of F. B. I. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, transmitted the 
following communication, which was ordered pub- 
lished and placed on file: 



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Fedekal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

April 30, 1943. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, Chicago, III. 

^ My Dear Mayor: 

I have just received the resolution which you 
presented to the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago and wanted you to know how deeply apprecia- 
tive we of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are 
to receive the sentiments of the City Council and 
you as reflected in your resolution. 

However, we were only doing our duty. I trust 
we can continue in the discharge of our duty in 
such a manner as to make this country a little 
more secure. In the discharge of our duty on De- 
cember 29, 1942, our job was made easier by the 
fine cooperation of the Chicago Police. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to express to 
you my heartfelt appreciation for the splendid co- 
operation which Commissioner Allman and his men 
have extended us over the years. In times such as 
these when there is so much to be done, the co- 
operation and unity of effort of law enforcing 
agencies throughout the land have been a real 
source of gratification and have contributed mate- 
rially to enhance the internal security of the 
Nation. 

I wish you would convey to the members of the 
City Council my appreciation as well as that of 
the entire Bureau for the words of commendation 
from them. Of course, I extend to you my heart- 
felt thanks for your expressions of commendation. 

With best wishes and kind regards, 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) J. Edgar Hoover. 



Approval of Plan for Perpetuation of Memory of 
Chicago's War Dead. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
proposed resolution to approve a plan for perpetua- 
tion of the memory of Chicago's war dead by the 
dedication of public squares at street intersections. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to adopt the proposed reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, With our Nation at War, Memorial 
Day, which falls this year on Monday, May 31, 
(May 30 being a Sunday) — a day annually set 
apart to hallow the memory of those loved ones who 
have passed into the Great Beyond — this year takes 
on a deeper significance than ever before; and 

Whereas, More than 300 valiant sons of Chicago 
have already paid the supreme sacrifice on the 



battlefronts in the current war in defense of our 
sacred liberty and our democracy; and 

Whereas, It has been proposed that, to per- 
petuate the memory of every Chicago boy who has 
given his life in this war, street corner intersec- 
tions at or near the local communities from which 
these brave heroes entered the armed forces, be 
dedicated as public squares bearing the names of 
the honored dead without affecting street nomen- 
clature; and 

Whereas, This plan provides for such dedication 
of public squares as lasting monuments of the 
citizens of Chicago to their hero dead in their 
home communities where their valor and sacrifices 
are forever enshrined in the hearts of their neigh- 
bors; and 

Whereas, It is proposed that as a mark of deep 
respect and reverence this program to erect such 
permanent shrines and memorials to our honored 
dead be appropriately launched publicly, in a fit- 
ting ceremony, on Memorial Day, May 31, the day 
on which we bow our heads in reverence to our 
dead; 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the City 
Council of Chicago wholeheartedly approves this 
plan to thus perpetuate the memory of every Chi- 
cago boy whose life is sacrificed in this war against 
the ruthless dictatorships of the world, by the 
dedication of public squares at street intersections 
nearest the place where each hero lived or worked 
before being called to the Colors, and endorses the 
proposal that it be appropriately launched at a 
public ceremony Memorial Day under the auspices 
of the Office of Civilian Defense. 



Adoption of New Air Raid Regulations. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I present herewith for your con- 
sideration an ordinance amending Chapter 194 of 
the Municipal Code of Chicago to provide for the 
adoption of new air raid signals and provisions 
concerning blackouts and other matters connected 
with air raids. 

These new rules are based upon the system now 
■ in effect under military order in the Eastern De- 
fense Command and the Southern Defense Com- 
mand and are recommended for adoption in the 
states of the Middle West both by the National 
Office of Civilian Defense and by the Commanding 
General of the Sixth Service Command. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) , Edward J. KellY; 

Mayor. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance submitted with the communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 



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pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Chapter 194 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago hereby is amended to read as follows : 

Chapter 194. 
194-1. Definitions. 

194-2. Prohibited lights during an alert 
period. 

194-3. Prohibited lighting during an air raid 
period occurring during the hours of 
darkness. 

194-4. Unattended lighting. 

194-5. Prohibited movement of vehicles and 
pedestrains. 

194-6. Prohibited acts during practice black- 
out. 

194-7. Prohibited acts during an air raid 
drill. 

194-8. False blackouts or air raids. 

194-9. Warnings. 

194-10. Ordering. 

194-11. Rules and regulations. 

194-12. Public nuisance. 

194-13. Conflicting ordinances suspended. 

194-14. Penalty. 

194-1. Definitions.) An "alert signal" is an 
audible public warning signal indicating the pos- 
sibility of an air raid and shall consist of a long 
note at steady pitch of sirens, horns or whistles, 
the duration of which shall be approximately 
two minutes. 

An "air raid signal" is an audible public warn- 
ing signal indicating the proximity of enemy 
aircraft and the imminence of an air raid, and 
shall consist of a warbling or fluctuating sound 
of varying pitch of sirens, or short blasts of 
horns or whistles, or both, the duration of which 
shall be approximately two minutes. 

An "all clear notice" is a notification of the 
termination of an alert period and shall consist 
of an announcement thereof transmitted by 
either radio or telephone, or both, and if occur- 
ring during hours of darkness also by turning on 
street lights which have been previously ex- 
tinguished on an alert signal. 

An "alert period" is the period of time begin- 
ning with the alert signal and ending with an air 
raid signal or beginning with an air raid signal 
and ending with an all clear notice. 

An "air raid period" is the period of time 
beginning with the air raid signal and ending 
with the alert signal following the air raid 
signal. 

A "practice blackout" is the period of time 
beginning and ending at the times of day desig- 
nated in an order issued by the Mayor, which 
order may provide that said practice blackout 
shall apply to a part, parts, or all of the City. 

An "air raid drill" is the period of time begin- 
ning and ending at the times of day designated 
in an order issued by the Mayor, which order 



may provide that said air raid drill shall apply 
to a part, parts, or all of the City. 

"Hours of darkness" is the time from a half- 
hour after sunset to a half -hour before sunrise 
the following morning between October 1 and 
April 30, inclusive, and from one hour after 
sunset until one-half hour after sunrise the fol- 
lowing morning between May 1 and September 
30, inclusive. 

"Vehicle" any device in, upon or by which 
any person or property is or may be transported 
or drawn upon a public way. 

"Motor vehicle" any vehicle which is self- 
propelled and any vehicle which is propelled by 
electric power obtained from overhead trolley 
wires but not operated upon rails. 

194-2. Prohibited Lights During an Alert 
Period.) It shall be unlawful during an alert 
period occurring during the hours of darkness, 
except the first five minutes of said period, to 
display or allow to be diplayed or to permit any 
light visible from out of doors, except as per- 
mitted pursuant to the provisions of subpara- 
graphs (a) to (1), inclusive, of this section. 

' (a) Such control lights in buildings as shall 
be permitted for the protection of prop- 
erty by rules and regulations promulgated 
pursuant hereto. 

(b) Such lights as may be prescribed for 
emergency vehicles designated as such by 
the United States Coordinator of Defense 
for the Chicago Metropolitan Area by 
rules and regulations promulgated pursu- 
ant hereto. 

(c) Such traffic signals, traffic signs, fire and 
police box markers and other illuminated 
signal devices, street lighting luminaires, 
flash lights, lanterns and flares as shall be 
permitted by rules and regulations pro- 
mulgated pursuant hereto. 

(d) Such water navigation lights on fixed or 
floating structures as shall be required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(e) Such lights on boats as are required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(f) Aeronautical lights, viz.: 

(1) Floodlights and runway approach 
lights at air fields and only to the ex- 
tent necessary to expedite clearing 
the air of flight. 

(2) Position lights on aircraft in flight. 

(3) Obstruction and marker lights. 

(4) Beacon lights. 

provided that such lights shall only be 
permitted when required or allowed by 
the United States Civil Aeronautic Ad- 
ministration and the proper military 
authority. 

(g) Lights in military and naval installations 
and manufacturing plants or other facili- 
ties essential to the War effort, when re- 
quired or allowed by the proper military 
authority. 

(h) All railroad lights on rolling stock and 
fixed installation and in railroad classifi- 
cation yards, provided that such lights 
shall only be permitted when required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(i) All lights of the armed forces necessarily 
used in active defense measures. 

(j) Headlights (on low or depressed beam) 
and normal tail lights and license plate 
lights are permitted on all moving motor 
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(k) Normal exterior and interior lights are 
permitted on street cars, elevated trains 
and subway trains. 

(1) Normal lights are permitted on vehicles 
other than motor vehicles. 

194-3. Prohibited Lighting During an Air 
Raid Period Occurring During the Hours of Dark- 
ness.) It shall be unlawful during an air raid 
period occurring during the hours of darkness, 
except the first five minutes of said period, to 
display or allow to be displayed or to permit any 
light visible from out of doors, except as per- 
mitted pursuant to the provisions of subpara- 
graphs (a) to (i), inclusive, of this section. 

(a) Such control lights in buildings as shall 
be permitted for the protection of prop- 
erty by rules and regulations promulgated 
pursuant hereto. 

(b) Such lights as may be prescribed for 
emergency vehicles designated as such by 
the United States Coordinator of Defense 
for the Chicago Metropolitan Area by 
rules and regulations promulgated pur- 
suant hereto. 

(c) Such flash lights, lanterns and flares as 
shall be permitted by rules and regulations 
promulgated pursuant hereto. 

(d) Such water navigation lights on fixed or 
floating structures as shall be required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(e) Such lights on boats as are required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(f) Aeronautical lights, viz. : 

(1) Floodlights and runway approach 
lights at air fields and only to the ex- 
tent necessary to expedite clearing 
the air of flight. 

(2) Position lights on aircraft in flight. 

(3) Obstruction and marker lights. 

(4) Beacon lights. 

provided that such lights shall only be 
permitted when required or allowed by 
the United States Civil Aeronautic Ad- 
ministration and the proper military 
authority. 

(g) Lights in military and naval installations 
and manufacturing plants or other facili- 
ties essential to the War effort, when re- 
quired or allowed by the proper military 
authority. 

(h) All railroad lights on rolling stock and 
fixed installation and in railroad classifi- 
cation yards, provided that such lights 
shall only be permitted when required or 
allowed by the proper military authority. 

(i) All lights of the armed forces necessarily 
used in active defense measures. 

194-4. Unattended Lighting.) All persons 
shall be prepared to observe the provisions of 
this ordinance or of any order, rule or regulation 
promulgated pursuant hereto relating to an alert 
period occurring during the hours of darkness, 
an air raid period occurring during the hours of 
darkness and a practice blackout by extinguish- 
ing or effectively obscuring or shielding all lights 
which may become visible from out of doors 
upon leaving any premises or vehicle without 
occupants able to do so immediately when such 
alert period occurring during the hours of dark- 
ness, air raid period occurring during the hours 
of darkness and practice blackout begins, except 
as is permitted pursuant to the provisions of 
sections 194-2 and 194-3, or by any order, rule 
or regulation promulgated pursuant to said sec- 
tions. 



194-5. Prohibited Movement of Vehicles and 
Pedestrians.) It shall be unlawful during an air 
raid period: 

(a) To operate any vehicle except emergency 
vehicles designated as such by the United 
States Coordinator of Defense for the 
Chicago Metropolitan Area and except 
such operations as are necessary to stop 
and park vehicles in accordance with rules 
and regulations promulgated pursuant 
hereto. 

(b) To be present out of doors for a period 
longer than five minutes after the sound- 
ing of an air raid signal except those per- 
sons whose presence out of doors is re- 
quired for the performance of their official 
duties as follows: 

(1) Uniformed members of the armed forces 
of the United States and her Allies and of 
the State militia. 

(2) Members of fire departments and govern- 
mental police agencies. 

(3) Persons authorized by the United States 
Coordinator of Defense for the Chicago 
Metropolitan Area. 

(c) To congregate in groups of five or more 
persons on any public way, except such 
persons authorized to be out of doors 
named in subparagraph (b) of this sec- 
tion. 

(d) To loiter upon any public way. 

(e) To operate boats except such operations 
which are required or allowed by the 
proper military authority. 

(f) To operate railroad trains except such 
operations which are required or allowed 
by the proper military authority. 

194-6. Prohibited Acts During Practice 
Blackout.) It shall be unlawful during a prac- 
tice blackout to do any act prohibited during an 
air raid period occurring during the hours of 
darkness except that persons may remain in 
parked vehicles during such practice blackout 
and except that the proper military authority 
may excuse from such practice blackout for srch 
period and to such extent as he may determine 
any military or naval installation, manufactur- 
ing plant or other facility essential to the War 
effort. 

194-7. Prohibited Acts During an Air Raid 
Drill.) It shall be unlawful during an air raid 
drill to do any act prohibited during an air 
raid period except that persons may remain in 
parked vehicles during such air raid drill and 
except that the proper military authority may 
excuse from such air raid drill for such period 
and to such extent as he may determine any 
military, or naval installation, man^^act'^i^ing 
plant or other facility essential to the War effort. 

194-8. False Blackouts or Air Raids.) It 
shall be unlawful to order, utter, publish, sound 
or otherwise simulate or cause to be ordered, 
uttered, published, sounded or otherwise simu- 
lated, any air warning signal unless ordered or 
authorized to do so by the Mayor. 

194-9. Warnings.) The Mayor is authorized 
and directed to provide for the sounding of alert 
signal, air raid signals and the transmission of 
all clear notices. 

194-10. Ordering.) The Mayor is authorized 
and directed to carry out air raid protection 
measures and practice blackouts and air raid 
drills at such times as shall be directed or 
authorized by the proper military authority. 



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194-11. Rules and Regulations.) The Mayor 
shall promulgate and enforce such reasonable 
orders, rules and regulations relating to the ad- 
ministration and enforcement of this ordinance 
as may be necessary or proper to accomplish the 
objects and purposes thereof, which orders, rules 
and regulations shall be subject to the approval 
of the United States Coordinator of Defense for 
the Chicago Metropolitan Area. 

All orders, rules and regulations authorized 
by this ordinance shall be in writing and shall be 
published by posting a copy thereof in the City 
Hall and in each police station.) 

194-12. Public Nuisance.) Any light dis- 
played contrary to the provisions of this ordi- 
nance or contrary to any order, rule or regula- 
tion promulgated pursuant hereto, shall con- 
stitute a public nuisance and may be abated as 
such. 

194-13. Conflicting Ordinances Suspended.) 
All ordinances in conflict herewith shall be sus- 
pended during any alert period, air raid period, 
practice blackout period, or air raid drill. 

194-14. Penalty.) Any person violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance or of any 
order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant 
hereto shall be fined not more than two hun- 
' dred dollars or imprisoned for not more than 
six months. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 



Transmittal of Request for Free Electrical Installa- 
tions and Alterations (NYA). 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication transmitted therewith, referred 
to the Committee on Finance: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I present herewith for your con- 
sideration a communication from Robert W. Sieb- 
enschuh, Project Manager of the National Youth 
Administration for Illinois, requesting the privilege 
of making electrical installations and alterations 
without application for a permit in each case and 
without payment of permit fees. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Transmittal of Suggestion for Establishment of 
Chicago Commission on Civil Rights and Fair 
Employment Practice. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the proposed resolution transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation : 



City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — The Chicago Civil Liberties Com- 
mittee in a communication addressed to me as 
Mayor has suggested that a Chicago Commission 
on Civil Rights and Fair Employment Practice be 
established. 

This organization has also prepared a suggested 
resolution to be adopted by the City Council. 

On April third, 1943, I replied to the communica- 
tion above referred to from the Chicago Civil 
Liberties Committee as follows: 

"In response to your communication of March 
26, I wish you to know that I have at all times 
been opposed to discrimination against any 
group because of race, creed, color or national 
origin. Such discrimination is not only harmful 
to members of the minority group concerned, 
but it is also contrary to our traditional Ameri- 
can philosophy of liberty and equality. At this 
particular time, discriminatory employment 
practices tend to separate our people into 
groups, when they should all be united by a 
singleness of purpose. 

"For these reasons, I am in fullest accord 
with the objectives of your committee and with 
its proposal to hold a conference on Civil Rights 
and Fair Employment Practices. You may in- 
form this conference that in pursuance of dis- 
cussions between us, I am submitting your com- 
munication to the City Council with the request 
that your suggestion be given every possible 
consideration and immediate attention." 

Consistent with my letter of April third to this 
committee, I am submitting the suggested resolu- 
tion for your consideration and immediate atten- 
tion. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report as to Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

Jacob Best Coal Co.: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed February 25, 1943, switch 
track; filed April 22, 1943; 

Consolidated Co.: acceptance and bond, ordi- 
nance passed February 25, 1943, switch track; 
filed April 21, 1943 ; 

A. Daigger & Co. : acceptance and bond, ordi- 
nance passed March 18, 1943, loading platform 
and addition to existing loading platform; filed 
April 29, 1943; 



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Enright Bros. Coal Co.; acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed February 25, 1943, steel 
I-beam; filed April 22, 1943. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) LuDWiG D, Schreiber^ 

City Clerk. 



Report as to Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed March 18, 1943 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on 
the respective pages noted), were officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
Wednesday, April 14, 1943: 

1. Exemption of charitable, religious and edu- 
cational institutions and hospitals, dispensaries 
and homes from requirement for payment of an- 
nual inspection fees (p. 8431). 

2. Amendment of paragraph 4 of Section 10 
of Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to re- 
strict permissive use of filling stations in Busi- 
ness Districts (p. 8432). 

3. Amendment of Sections 10, 11 and 18 of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as amended (p. 
8432). 

4. Establishment of a loading zone at No. 
1723 S. State street (p. 8497). 

5. Limitations of parking privileges at the 
following locations: 

S. Ellis avenue (east side), between E. 29th 
street and 50 feet north thereof, and E. 29th 
street (north side), between S. Ellis avenue 
and 50 feet east thereof (p. 8498) ; 

W. 27th street (north side) for a distance of 
30 feet west from the alley first east of S. Kost- 
ner avenue (p. 8504) ; 

N. Lipps avenue (west side), between W. 
Lawrence avenue and W. Ainslie street (p. 
8508) ; 

N. Lincoln avenue (east side), between W. 
Cullom avenue and W. Hutchinson street, and 
W. Montrose avenue (north side), between N. 
Wolcott and N. Ravenswood avenues (p. 8510). 

6. Prohibition against parking, during speci- 
fied hours, on W. Randolph street between No. 23 
and No. 29 (p. 8497). 

7. Prohibitions against parking at all times at 
the following locations: 

Nos. 4719-4721 S. Indiana avenue (p. 8499) ; 

S. St. Lawrence avenue, between E. 114th 
and E. 115th streets (pp. 8499-8500) ; 

W. Pershing road (south side), between S. 
Ashland avenue and 150 feet west thereof 
(p. 8500) ; 

S. Honore street (west side), between W. 
47th street and 40 feet south thereof (p. 8500) ; 

W. 53rd street (north side), between S. 
Western avenue and 125 feet west thereof 
(p. 8501) ; 

Nos. 1701-1713 N. Ashland avenue (p. 8506) ; 
No. 4014 W. Addison street (p. 8507) ; 
No. 349 W. Ontario street (p. 8509) ; 
No. 2221 N. Lincoln avenue (p. 8509) ; 



No. 2811 N. Sheffield avenue, and other loca- 
tions (p. 8510). 

8. Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance, as amended, as to areas bounded as 
follows : 

A line 60 feet south of W. Balmoral avenue 
(if extended); N. Harlem avenue; W. Berwyn 
avenue; and 497 feet west of N. Harlem ave- 
nue (Use District Map No. 6) (pp. 8432-8433) ; 

W. Talcott avenue; N. Newcastle avenue; 
alley next south of W. Talcott avenue; and a 
line drawn through a point 134 feet west of 
N. Newcastle avenue at the alley next south of 
W. Talcott avenue to a point 60 feet west of 
N. Newcastle avenue at W. Talcott avenue 
(Use District Map No. 7) (p. 8433) ; 

W. Schubert avenue; alley next east of N. 
Pulaski road; 218 feet south of W. Schubert 
avenue; and N. Pulaski road (Use District Map 
No. 15) (p. 8433) ; 

Alley next north of W. Roosevelt road; S. 
Central Park avenue; W. Roosevelt road; and 
alley next east of Independence boulevard 
(Use District Map No. 20) (p. 8434) ; 

W. 51st street; alley next east of S. Austin 
avenue; W. 53rd street; and S .Austin avenue 
(Use District Map No. 28) (p. 8434). 

9. Allowance of a variation from the require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the 
premises known as Nos. 9340-9356 S. Winchester 
avenue (p. 8502). 

Respectfully yours, 

LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER^ 

City Clerk. 



Report as to Filing of Oath of Office. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communica- 
tion, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that John 
P. Redmond has duly taken and subscribed the 
oath of office as prescribed by statute, as Trustee 
of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund, which 
oath was filed in this office on April 19, 1943. 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Proclamations of Mayor. 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tions of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 

Request for Cooperation in Campaign of Tuberculosis 
Institute of Chicago and Cook County. 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 

Whereas, due to wartime conditions, the preval- 
ence of tuberculosis is already increasing in certain 
areas in the United States; and 

Whereas, tuberculosis being the first cause of 
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age, its nationwide increase would seriously 
sabotage our war effort; and 

Whereas, our nation uses successfully chest 
X-ray examinations as the most powerful protec- 
tion against the spread of this disease among our 
armed forces; and 

Whereas, every citizen of Chicago holds a per- 
sonal and community responsibility in exerting 
every effort toward the prevention of the spread 
of this dread disease; and 

Whereas, the Tuberculosis Institute of Chicago 
and Cook County has set aside the period April 15- 
May 15, 1943, for an early Diagnosis Campaign, 
the slogan of which is, "Follow the Example of 
the Armed Forces — Get a Chest X-ray." 

Now, therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, do call upon the people of this city 
to cooperate fully with the Tuberculosis Institute 
of Chicago and Cook County during this campaign, 
and to continue this intensive cooperation through- 
out the ensuing year to the end that the unholy 
alliance between war and tuberculosis shall not be 
permitted to flourish in our community. 

Dated this tenth day of April, A, D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "Cliicago's Intensive Clean-Up Drive." 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 
Whereas, deep civic pride encourages a healthy, 
safe community life, which in turn upbuilds and 
maintains a high degree of morale on the home 
front; and . 

Whereas, this condition is necessary in order that 
our men on the far flung battle fronts may, also, 
be instilled with confidence through this knowledge 
of the well being of their loved ones; and 

Whereas, the annual Clean-Up-Paint-Up-Light- 
Up-Plant-Up Campaign sponsored by the Chicago 
Association of Commerce on a city-wide basis, is 
stimulative to such home front morale building; 
and 

Whereas, this campaign impresses upon all citi- 
zens, both young and old and regardless of circum- 
stances, with the year-around need for vigilance to 
prevent waste, eliminate hazards to life, health and 
property and to create and maintain a more beauti- 
ful and inspiring city; and 

Whereas, during the progress of this campaign, 
tons of material and other metals salvageable for 
the war effort are discovered and collected. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do designate and proclaim the 
period from April 19 to May 1, 1943, inclusive, as 
Chicago's Intensive Clean-Up Drive, and I do urge 
that during this period all available vacant lots be 
cleaned in order that they may be cultivated as 
Victory Gardens; that the children of our schools, 
as well as all industrial mercantile, fraternal, patri- 
otic, social and similar organizations, cooperate 
fully in the objectives of the Clean-Up-Paint-Up- 
Light-Up-Plant-Up Campaign projected by the Chi- 
cago Association of Commerce. 

Dated this fourteenth day of April, A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of "Music Week in Cliicago". 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 
Whereas, today, more than ever before, there 
exists a deep, consuming need of music for its posi- 
tive qualities and for its potent and constructive 
functions; and 

Whereas, by its intelligent and proper use, music 
is one of the weapons with which we shall defeat 
our enemies; and 

Whereas, the proper interpretation of the music 
of our country and that of our allies, stimulates 
unity in thought and in purpose by invigorating 
and inspiring our people ; and 

Whereas, good music provides welcome and 
soothing relaxation and diversion for "war nerves"; 
and 

Whereas, by raising our voices in song, we give 
challenge to our enemies and voice to the spirit of 
victory that swells within our hearts. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the' City of Chicago, designate the period May 2-9, 
1943, as Music Week in Chicago, and in so doing do 
urge a continuance of the fine patriotic cooperation 
of our various musical units and groups and of our 
musicians as individuals, to the end that the "Music 
for Victory" movement shall receive the recogni- 
tion and stimulation which it so rightfully deserves. 

Dated at Chicago this twenty-sixth day of April, 
A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "Safety Week." 

City op Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 

Whereas, the conservation of manpower is es- 
sential to the prosecution of our war effort, and 

Whereas, the City of Chicago recognizes the need 
for a concerted effort to reduce the needless sacri- 
fice of life and limb, and 

Whereas, the 21st Annual Midwest Safety Con- 
ference, to be held at the Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 
on May 4, 5 and 6, 1943, is devoted entirely to 
reducing this needless waste of valuable manpower 
and lost time. 

Now, Therefore, I, as Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago, do hereby proclaim the week of May second 
to be Safety Week for the City of Chicago, and 
do hereby request its citizens to make a concerted 
effort during the week of May second to reduce 
the accident toll throughout the city. 

Signed, this tenth day of April, A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "Chicago Youtli Week". 

City of Chicago 

Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 

Whereas, our country is depending on every in- 
dividual citizen's cooperation for its all-out war 
efforts in this fight for freedom ; and 

Whereas, the boys and girls of the nation in gen- 
eral, and of Chicago in particular, have demon- 



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strated by their enthusiastic and wholehearted co- 
operation in salvage, conservation, in the purchase 
of bonds and stamps, and in all other phases of the 
war effort, their complete understanding and real- 
ization of the responsibility they hold while our 
coimtry is at war ; and 

Whereas, the Chicago Youth Week Federation, 
a civic-minded group of citizens, who sponsor Youth 
Week annually, are cognizant of these facts and 
desirous of focusing city-wide attention on the 
patriotic activities of Chicago's boys and girls dur- 
ing the seven day period of May 3 through May 
9, 1943. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim the period 
May 3 through May 9, inclusive, as Chicago Youth 
Week, and I do urge all citizens individually, our 
schools, civic, fraternal, religious and similar or- 
ganizations, to cooperate in this civic observation 
by taking active part in the program assigned to 
each day of this period. 

Dated at Chicago this tenth day of April, A. D., 
1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "I Am an American" Day 
In Cliicago. 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 

Whereas, history-making events of the past 
year have caused our people to realize more keenly 
than ever before the great privilege of American 
citizenship; and 

Whereas, we are today accepting willingly and 
gladly as free men and women the responsibilities 
and duties of citizenship by sharing in the com- 
mon hardships of war we are, in so doing, giving 
significance to the small price we pay for the price- 
less heritage of freedom we enjoy as Americans; 
and 

Whereas, by Presidential Proclamation a special 
day has fittingly been set aside for the patriotic 
observation of citizenship and to bring home to call 
of our people the special honor and privilege of 
American citizenship; and 

Whereas, during the past twelve months our 
national community has been materially strength- 
ened through the voluntary association with us, by 
naturalization, of many thousands of men and 
women from other lands, as well as through the 
maturity of our youth who, by becoming of age 
have attained full citizenship. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, do hereby designate Sunday, May 
16, 1943, as "I Am an American" day in Chicago; 
and I urge that that day be set aside as a public 
occasion for the recognition of all of our citizens 
who during the past year have attained their ma- 
jority, or who have been naturalized; and I call 
upon our schools and our patriotic, religious, fra- 
ternal and social and similar organizations to take 
part on or about May 16 in exercises designed to 
assist our citizens, both native and naturalized, 
to understand and appreciate more fully the duties 
and obligations of citizenship and its special re- 
sponsibilities during this period of war. 

Dated at Chicago this fourteenth day of April, 
A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of "Chicago Public Library Week". 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation. 

Whereas, in the successful planning of com- 
munity war effort, it is necessary that the re- 
sources of all agencies be utilized to the fullest 
extent; and 

Whereas, the Chicago Public Library has estab- 
lished itself in the minds of the citizens of our 
city as a source of all phases of war information; 
and 

Whereas, the Public Library's fifty-nine branches 
and sub-branches have worked in close cooperation 
with civilian defense authorities in the dissemina- 
tion of defense information, consumer information, 
and similar activities ; and 

Whereas, through its wide distribution of gov- 
ernment releases, pamphlets, books and other pub- 
lications, the Chicago Public Library has served 
as a valuable agency in keeping our citizens abreast 
of current developments in the war effort; and 

Whereas, for the second year the Chicago Pub- 
lic Library has organized and conducted the Vic- 
tory Book Campaign in the Chicago Metropolitan 
Area, and in so doing has within the past four 
months collected 750,000 books for the use of our 
men in the armed forces throughout the world; 
and 

Whereas, the service flag of the Chicago Public 
Library, containing sixty stars, is another mani- 
festation of the Library's participation in the war 
effort; and 

Whereas, the Chicago Public Library, despite its 
many war activities, has successfully maintained 
its many peace-time services upon its customary 
scale of thoroughness. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do hereby designate and 
proclaim the period of May 16-22, 1943, as "Chi- 
cago Public Library Week", and in so doing urge 
that all citizens make use of the Public Library 
and its branches in order that they may become 
fully acquainted with all phases of the war effort 
and thereby become better able to meet the re- 
quirements of our nation's war program. 

Dated this tenth day of April, A. D., 1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor, 



Report as to State Approval of M.F.T. Project. 

The City Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

State of Illinois 
Department of Public Works and Buildings 
Division of Highways 
Springfield 

April 6, .1943. 
Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiber, City Clerk, Room 107, 

City Hall, Chicago Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The ordinance which was passed by 
the City Council on February 25, 1943 appropri- 
ating $13,194.00 additional from motor fuel tax 
funds for the purchase of right of way on Sec- 
tion S.A. 051-0911-C S, Pulaski road from the 
I. & M. Canal to Archer avenue was approved 
today. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) W. W. Polk, 

Chief Highway Engineer. 



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Authorization and Direction for Issuance of Permits 
to Humboldt Mfg. Co. for Erection of 
Factory Addition. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Humboldt Manufacturing Company requesting per- 
mission to erect a one-story addition to its present 
factory building at No. 2014 N. Whipple street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 
Subsequently Alderman Bowler moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which the said matter was referred. 
The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed order 
submitted with said communication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings 
be and he hereby is authorized and directed to 
issue necessary permits to Humboldt Manufactur- 
ing Company for erection of a one-story addi- 
tion to its factory building at No. 2014 N. Whip- 
ple street, said addition to be used for general 
offices, private offices and women's rest-room 
and a shipping room in basement for storage of 
materials, said additional facilities being urgently 
required in connection with the prosecution of 
important war orders. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Andrew Nelson transmitting a proposed ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Duplex Residence District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 47 in 
the area bounded by W. 111th place; S. Aberdeen 
street ; W. 112th street ; and S. Racine avenue, to those 
of a Group House District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. . 



Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented claims as follows: 

William Arthur Butusov, for compensation for 
damage to an automobile ; 

LeRoy Lindsay, for a refund of license de- 
posit ; 

Ben Goldman, Minne O. Dukow and Louis 
Rolleri, for refunds of miscellaneous license fees; 

AAA Dental Laboratories, Inc., Winifred Bab- 
bington, Abe Bard, Phillip Blus, Charlotte A. 
Brown, Dorothy May Castle, S. J. Flanders, 
James C. Badoo, Harriette S. Glasner, Norman 
Grofman, Lester Harris, Charles J. Hobart, Sr., 
House of Vision, Florence M. Johnson and Ber- 



nice LaBelle, Bodil or Leslie Krause, Michael J. 
Letizio, Emily C. Linn, Philip J. Mariano, Elmer 
Marko, James F. McKeough, Richard V. McMul- 
len, Robert H. Metz, Hy. G. Meyers, Letta Mur- 
ray, Pacific Mutual Door Company, A. O, Qual- 
ley, John P. Quigley, David O. Rhea, Nellie Ruth, 
Bernell E. Schacht, Joseph F. Segapeli and Dr. 
Herman A. Strauss, for refunds and rebates of 
vehicle license fees; 

H. F. Jaeger, Nick Kioutas, E. S. Pike Heirs, 
B. E. Stavropoulos and Frederick Ullman, for 
refunds of 90% of special assessments for water 
supply pipes; 

Whittaker Paper Co., for a rebate of water 
rates ; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented communications from the 
City Comptroller, transmitting duplicate payrolls for 
the following periods : 

Miscellaneous payrolls — ^period ending March 31, 
1943; 

Fire payroll 1230 — period ending April 15, 1943 ; 
Police payroll 1180 — period ending April 15, 
1943; 

Miscellaneous payrolls — period ending April 30, 
1943; 

which were ordered 
Placed on file. 



Application of Max Skolnik for Temporary Use of 
Public Space. 

The City Clerk persented a communication from the 
Superintendent of Compensation transmitting an ap- 
plication of Max Skolnik for permission for the 
temporary use of space underneath sidewalks on the 
west side of South Park Way north of E. 23rd street 
and on the west side of S. Silverton Way between 
South Park Way and the alley west thereof, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Report as to Dismissal of Suit to Compel Accounting 
of Moneys in Traction Fund. 

The City Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Law 

April 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

In re: Tilney v. City of Chicago, U. S. Circuit 
Court of Appeals, No. 8013. 

Gentlemen — The above matter is a suit brought 
by six persons who reside in states other than 
Illinois to compel an accounting of moneys in the 
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alleged that in the past they all had occasion to use 
the Chicago Surface Lines. On the strength of the 
fares paid by them they assert a beneficial interest 
in the traction fund and bring suit on their behalf 
and on behalf of all other car riders. Diversion of 
the traction fund for unauthorized purposes is 
charged in the complaint. 

On April 6, 1942, the Honorable William H. 
Holly, Judge of the District Court of the United 
States, sustained a motion to dismiss filed by the 
City of Chicago. An appeal was taken to the 
United States Circuit Court of Appeals. On April 
16, 1943, the Circuit Court of Appeals filed its 
opinion, a copy of which is transmitted herewith. 
The judgment of the District Court was affirmed 
and the dismissal upheld on the ground that the 
car riders have no legal or equitable interest in the 
traction fund. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Joseph F. Grossman, 

First Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

J. Herzl Segal, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Report as to Appellate Court Opinion Upholding 
Power of City to License Undertakers. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Health: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Law 

April 22, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Re: City of Chicago v. Adolf F. Michalowski, Ap- 
pellate Court No. 42518. 

Gentlemen — The above case is a prosecution for 
violation of the city ordinance making it unlawful 
to engage in the undertaking business without first 
securing a license from the city. The defendant 
was found guilty and fined $200.00. The defendant 
appealed directly to the Supreme Court raising 
certain constitutional questions and also the point 
that the state statute relating to funeral directors 
has withdrawn the power from the city over the 
subject matter. The Supreme Court of Illinois 
transferred the case to the Appellate Court, thus 
disposing of the alleged constitutional questions. 

The Appellate Court on April 20, 1943, filed its 
opinion adjudicating the question of withdrawal of 
power. The "court squarely held that because of the 
provision of the statute expressly reserving the 
power of cities and villages to tax, license and 
regulate funeral directors, undertakers and under- 
taking establishments, no withdrawal of power 
occurred. The conviction was accordingly affirmed. 
A copy of the opinion of the Appellate Court is 
transmitted herewith. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) J- Herzl Segal, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved: 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting City of Chicago 
Introduced in 63rd General Assembly. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation : 

City of Chicago 
Department of Law 

April 26, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — Since our last report to you con- 
cerning bills introduced in the general asembly of 
direct interest to the city the following bills have 
been presented which so affect the city as to call 
for attention from your honorable body. 

Senate Bills: 
"S. B. 20. Amends section 1 of an Act authoriz- 
ing the issuance of funding bonds by counties to 
care for unpaid judgments against the county. Ex- 
tends the provisions of the act to fund any judg- 
ments which have been rendered prior to October 1, 
1943, instead of October 1, 1941." 

"S. B. 96. Amends section 1 of an Act in relation 
to grade A milk and grade A milk products. Trans- 
fers the administration of the Act from the De- 
partment of Public Health to the Department of 
Agriculture." 

"S. B. 97. Amends section 1 of the Pasteurized 
Milk Act. Transfers the administration of the Act 
from the Department of Public Health to the De- 
partment of Agriculture." 

"S. B. 249. Amends the Funeral Directing and 
Embalming Act. Might affect our ordinance regu- 
lating undertakers." 

"S. B. 260. Amends section of Article III, sec- 
tions 1 and 20 of Article VI, section 6 of Article 
VII and section 2 of Article VIII of the Alcoholic 
Liquor Act. Authorizes the State commission to 
suspend for a period not exceeding 60 days or re- 
voke any retailer's license issued by it if it deter- 
mines that the licensee has violated this Act or any 
Commission rule or regulation. Requires such Com- 
mission to give written notice of such suspension 
or revocation to the proper commissioner. Provides 
that the suspension or revocation of a State re- 
tailer's license shall ipso facto result in the sus- 
pension or revocation of a local license." 

"S. B. 274. Creates a joint law enforcement in- 
vestigation commission consisting of five members 
of the House and five members of the Senate whose 
terms shall commence on July 1, 1943, and expire 
March 1, 1945. The commission is required to make 
a careful and thorough investigation of law en- 
forcement in Illinois and investigate any charges 
made to them particularly in regard to the inability 
of local law enforcement agencies to bring gang- 
sters and racketeers to justice. Gives the commis- 
sion the power to subpoena and requires them to 
make their report to the 64th General Assembly. 
Appropriates $5,000 to the commission for the 
purposes of this Act." 

"S. B. 277. Amends section 2 of an Act to pro- 
vide the manner of proposing amendments to the 
Constitution and submitting the same to the elec- 
tors of this State. Provides that the proposed 
amendment and the explanation required thereof 
by the Secretary of State appear on the official 
ballot in a separate column at the left of the names 
of all candidates for office." 

"S. B. 278. Provides that State convention of 
any political party may adopt a resolution for or 



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against a constitutional amendment, which is to be 
submitted to voters, and certified to the Secretary 
of State. At least 35 days before the election Secre- 
tary of State to certify to the county clerk of each 
county the resolution adopted. Provides that the 
proposition to amend the Constitution be stated 
under the party appellation of each party." 
Companion bill to S. B. 277. 

"S. B. 279. Amends sections 151/2 and 23 of the 
Ballot Act. Provides that political parties at their 
State conventions may endorse and certify proposi- 
tions for or against a constitutional amendment 
and that such party endorsement shall be indi- 
cated and printed on the ballot under the party 
appellation or title of such party and at the foot 
of the list of candidates. A cross (X) in the party 
circle shall be considered as a vote for such amend- 
ment, according to the resolution which was adopted 
at the party State convention, otherwise voter may 
indicate his choice by placing a cross (X) at the 
left of such proposition for or against the same." 
Companion bill to S. B. 277. 

House Bills: 

"H. B. 200. Amends section 19 of the 1939 Rev- 
enue Act. Provides that the tax exemption pro- 
vided for in this section must be withdrawn from 
any school or other educational institution, hospital, 
or sanitarium, whenever such institution denies 
admission to or the use of its facilities to any per- 
son, otherwise qualified because of race or color." 

"H. B. 210. Amends section la of an Act concern- 
ing noxious weeds. Includes within the definition of 
noxious weeds Common ragweed (A. artemisiif olia) , 
Great ragweed (A. trifida) and Western ragweed 
(A. psiloslachya)." 

"H. B. 232. Amends section 15-1 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Sets forth in detail the 
requirements of the appropriation ordinance. Re- 
quires the corporate authorities to prepare such 
appropriation ordinance in a tentative form which 
shall be made conveniently available for public in- 
spection for at least ten days prior to final action 
thereon. Requires at least one public hearing to be 
held on such ordinance before final action thereon 
after due notice of such hearing has been given 
by publication in a newspaper or by posting in five 
of the most public places in the municipality. Sub- 
sequent to and as a result of such hearing and 
before final action is taken on such ordinance the 
corporate authorities may revise, alter, increase or 
decrease the items contained in the tentative ordi- 
nance. The aggregate amount finally appropriated 
from any fund for any purpose shall not exceed the 
appropriation from such fund as shown by the 
tentative ordinance nor the aggregate amount 
available in that fund for that purpose as shown 
by the estimates of the available assets thereof in 
the beginning of the fiscal year and of taxes and 
other current revenues set forth in the appropria- 
tion ordinance. Appropriations made in excess of 
such amount are void." 

"H. B. 247. Adds section 9.1 to an Act to revise 
the law in relation to recorders. Provides that the 
recorder shall not enter any deed of conveyance on 
his records unless such instrument bears a stamp 
of certification over the signature of the county 
treasurer that all taxes assessed or levied against 
the property conveyed have been paid, provided 
such taxes are due and payable." 

"H. B. 295. Amends section 2 of an Act requir- 
ing compensation for causing death by wrongful 
act, neglect or default. Limits the amount recover- 
able under the Act to $15,000 (now $10,000)." 

"H. B. 319. Adds section 1951/2 to the 1939 Rev- 



enue Act. Provides that notwithstanding any of 
the provisions of sections 194 and 195, no objection 
to any tax levied by any municipality upon any 
real or personal property shall be sustained by any 
court because of the forms of any budget or appro- 
priation ordinance, or the degree of itemization or 
classification of items therein, or the reasonableness 
of any amount budgeted or appropriated thereby if 
such budget or appropriation ordinance has been 
prepared by the governing body of such muni- 
cipality and made available to public inspection for 
one week prior to a public hearing thereon ; at least 
one public hearing has been had thereon and the 
budget and appropriation ordinance as finally 
adopted and substantially identical as to matters 
to which objection is made. Unless the taxpayer 
making the objection has made the same objection 
in writing and without some specificity to the 
governing body of such municipality prior to the 
adoption of the budget or appropriation ordinance. 
Defines municipality for the purposes of this 
section." 

ml'?"'^' ^"^Poses a tax after September 1, 

1943, on all persons importing gas in the State of 
Illinois for sale or use^ at the rate of 5 cents per 
each 1,000 cubic feet which is imported into this 
State. Provides for a monthly return and correc- 
tion of same by the Department of Finance. Pro- 
vides penalties for misstatement in the return or 
failure to make return. Provides for the recovery 
of the tax by the department in a civil action. 
Books and records of persons taxed to be subject 
to inspection by the department. Provides for in- 
vestigations to be conducted by the department 
Abolishes the privilege of self-incrimination in such 
investigations, but provides an immunity from 
prosecution for a person so testifying. Information 
received by the department in investigations to be 
confidential. Authorizes the department to make 
reasonable rules relating to the administration and 
enforcement of the provisions of the Act. Viola- 
tions of the Act to be punishable by a fine of not 
less than $500 nor more than $5,000. Moneys re- 
ceived by the department to be paid into the Gen- 
eral Revenue Fund and used for the purpose of 
paying the old age assistance. Makes an appropria- 
tion of $20,000 to the Department of Finance to 
carry out the provisions of the Act." 

"H. B. 334. Amends section 2 of the Act requir- 
ing compensation for causing death by wrongful 
action. Provides that in actions brought under this 
Act, contributory negligence of the decedent shall 
not bar recovery of the damages on behalf of the 
person's representative, but the defendant may 
plead and prove contributory negligence on the part 
of the decedent in mitigation of the damages." 

"H. B. 335. Provides that an action for damages 
to person or to property, contributory negligence 
of the person injured in his person or property 
shall not bar him from recovery of damages, but 
any defendant may plead and prove contributory 
negligence on the part of the plaintiff in mitigation 
of damages." 

"H. B. 365. Amends the title and sections 1, 3 
and 5 of the Workmen's Compensation Act. Makes 
sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, coroners, deputy coroners, 
constables, marshals and policemen automatically 
and without election subject to the provisions of 
this Act and provides for the payment of compensa- 
tion for accidental injuries sustained by any em- 
ployee arising out of and in the course of the 
employment or arising out of or in the course of 
the performance of official duty." 

"H. B. 378. Requires each officer and employee 
of all cities, counties, park districts or school dis- 



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tricts of over 500,000 inhabitants to reside within 
the territorial limits of such municipal corporation. 
Gives such officers and employees who now reside 
without said territorial limits after the taking 
effect of this Act to comply with its provisions." 

"H. B. 380. Amends the title and sections 1 and 2 ' 
of an Act authorizing municipal corporations to 
preserve civil service and pension rights of their 
employees inducted into the land or naval forces 
of the United States. Makes the Act applicable to 
all employees who enter the military or naval serv- 
ice of the United States or enlist in the military 
force of the State of Illinois." 

"H. B. 418. Gives city officials additional author- 
ity relative to the location of taverns." 

"H. B. 425. Gives the Dept. of Pub. Health 
power to establish and maintain stations or dis- 
tribution centers for breast milk for infants; to 
cooperate with hospitals for the distribution of 
such milk and to publish information to encourage 
the use of such milk. Appropriates $10,000 to the 
Dept. of Health — to carry out the provisions of the 
act." 

"H. B. 429. Adds wine-maker's retail license to 
those that may be issued by the Illinois Liquor Con- 
trol Commission. A wine-maker's retail license 
shall allow the licensee to sell and offer for sale at 
retail in the premises specified in such license not 
more than 1,000 gallons of wine for use or con- 
sumption, but not for resale in any form; this 
license shall be issued only to a person licensed as 
a first-class or second-class wine-maker." 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Al F. Gorman, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed) Joseph F. Grossman, 

Acting Corporation Counsel. 



Reports as to Settlements of Lawsuits, Etc. 

The City Clerk presented communications, sub- 
mitted by the Corporation Counsel, reporting cases in 
which settlements were made and judgments entered, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION 
AND EMERGENCY TREATMENT. 



Report for Month of April, 1943. 

The City Clerk presented a report, submitted by 
the City Physician, of the activities of the Depart- 
ment of Medical Examination and Emergency Treat- 
ment for the month of April, 1943, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Annual Report for Year 1943. 

The City Clerk presented the sixty-seventh annual 
report of the Department of Public Works, being for 
the fiscal year ended December 31, 1942, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



Repeal of Sundry Street Grades. 

The City Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion, submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Public Works 
Bureau of Sewers 

April 29. 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed 
ordinance for repeal of sundry street grades in the 
City of Chicago with the recommendation that it 
be passed. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) Harry M. Forrey, 
Bench Engineer, 
(Signed) Thos. D. Garry, 

Superintendent of Sewers. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance submitted with the communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Repealing Such Portions of Ordinances Heretofore 
Passed as Establish the Grades of Sundry 
Streets in the City of Chicago. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That any and all parts of ordinances 
heretofore passed which establish the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations and at the eleva- 
tions above City Datum herein indicated, be and 
the same are hereby repealed : 

Elevations 
(In Feet) 



On W. Augusta boulevard at southwest right 
of way line of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. 

Paul and Pacific Railroad. 20.8 

On W. Grand avenue 328 feet southeast of 

N. Christiana avenue 21.0 

At the intersection of W. Augusta boulevard 

and W. Grand avenue — 20.5 

On E. 95th street 1220 feet east of east line 

of S. Stony Island avenue 6.0 

At the intersection of W. 59th street and S. 

Central Park avenue - 24.0 

On W. 59th street at the east right of way 
line of the Chicago and Western Indiana 

Railroad (Belt Railway of Chicago) 26.0 

On W. 59th street at the west right of way 
line of the Chicago Union Transfer Rail- 
way - - 25.5 

On S. Cicero avenue 150 feet south of W. 

59th street : 28.2 



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On S. Cicero avenue 150 feet north of W. 

59th street 28.2 

At the intersection of N. Canfield avenue 

and W. Victoria street.. 78.0 

On easterly curb line of N. Canfield avenue 
at 450 feet northerly of W. Higgins 
avenue 79.8 

On W. Victoria street at 120 feet east of N. 

Canfield avenue 76.5 

On W. Victoria street at 250 feet east of N. 

Canfield avenue 76.5 

On W. Ardmore avenue at 300 feet east of 

N. Canfield avenue 79.5 

On N. Avondale avenue 50 feet west of west 

line of N. Kedzie avenue 14.0 

At intersection of N. Avondale avenue and 

N. Kimball avenue 14.3 

On W. Higgins avenue 383 feet northwesterly 

of the east line of N. Oketo avenue 78.0 

At the intersection of N. Harlem avenue and 

W. Summerdale avenue 71.3 

On N. Harlem avenue 85 feet south of W. 

Summerdale avenue 71.0 

At the intersection of N. Harlem avenue and 

W. Berwyn avenue 71.5 

At the intersection of N. Harlem avenue and 

W. Balmoral avenue 75.0 

On N. Harlem avenue 160 feet south of W. 

Balmoral avenue 75.0 

On N. Caldwell avenue 777 feet southeast- 
erly of northwesterly line of N. McAlpin 
avenue 41.5 

On N. Caldwell avenue at 1107 feet south- 
easterly of northwesterly line of N. Mc- 
Alpin avenue 41.5 

On S. Jefferson street 80 feet south of W. 

15th street 12.6 

On S. Jefferson street 138 feet south of W. 

15th street 11.0 

On S. Jefferson street at north curb line of 

W. 15th place 10.6 

On S. Jefferson street at south curb line of 

W. 15th place 10.2 

On S. Jefferson street at 35 feet north of the 
north curb line of W. 16th street 9.8 

At the intersection of S. Jefferson street and 

W. Depot place 9.5 

On W. 15th place at 240 feet west of S. 

Canal street 10.0 



Section 2. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Annual Report for Year 1943. 

The City Clerk presented the annual report of the 



Board of Directors of The Chicago Public Library for 
the year 1942, which was ordered 
Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF 
WELFARE ADMINISTRATION. 



Quarterly Reports for Period Ended March 31, 1943, 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Welfare Administra- 
tion, transmitting reports concerning the administra- 
tion of relief during the months of January, Febru- 
ary and March, 1943, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statements. 

The City Clerk presented financial statements, sub- 
mitted by the General Superintendent of the Munici- 
pal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the months of . Feb- 
ruary and March, 1943, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Water Supply Pipe in 
S. Crawford Av. (S. Pulaski Road) from W. Marquette 
Road to W. 71st St., and Annulment of Assessment 
Therefor. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
proposed ordinance for repeal of an ordinance passed 
February 26, 1930, for a water supply pipe in S. 
Crawford avenue (S. Pulaski road) from W. Marquette 
road to W. 71st street, and for annulment of the 
assessment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None.. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for Issuance and Sale of New Tax 
Anticipation Warrants in Substitution for 
Certain Warrants Now Held as Invest- 
ment in Funds of the City. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the , passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize the issuance and 



sale of new tax anticipation warrants in substitution 
for certain warrants now held as an investment in 
funds of the City. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



53 



Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An OiRdinance 
Authorizing the Re-Issue of Tax Anticipation War- 
rants Held as an Investment in the Funds of the 
City. 

Whereas, The tax anticipation warrants issued 
by the City of Chicago, hereinafter described, 
were purchased with funds in the City treasury 
which were not immediately necessary for the par- 
ticular purposes for which said funds were set aside 
and the taxes in anticipation of which said warrants 
were issued have not been received by the City ; and 

Whereas, It is now deemed expedient to convert 
said tax anticipation warrants into money for the 
restoration of the funds invested in said tax antici- 
pation warrants for use for the particular purposes 
for which said funds were set aside ; now, therefore, 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. The Mayor and the City Comptroller 
hereby are authorized to issue and sell new war- 
rants, as provided in Section 15-9 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942, in 
lieu of the following original tax anticipation war- 
rants heretofore issued by the City of Chicago and 
now held as an investment in the funds of the City : 

City of Chicago Tax Anticipation Warrants of 
THE Year 1943 

Denomina- 

Date of Issue Numbers tion Total 

For Corporate Purposes: 
April 14, 1943 C-71 to C-85 $100,000 $1,500,000 
inclusive, 

April 26, 1943 C-86 to C-90 100,000 500,000 
inclusive, 



$2,000,000 

For Public Library Purposes: 
April 5, 1943 L-3 to L-6 $ 50,000 $ 200,000 
inclusive. 

For Municipal Tuberculosis Sunitarium Purposes: 

April 9, 1943 M-16 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 

April 27, 1943 M-17 40,000 40,000 

April 27, 1943 M-18 25,000 25,000 

$ 85,000 

The authority to issue the original warrants 
above described hereby is reaffirmed in all respects. 

Section 2. The new warrants hereby authorized 
to be issued and sold shall be of a like principal 
amount, for the same purpose and in anticipation 
of the same taxes as the original warrants were 
issued, and shall be subject to all the provisions in 
Sections 15-6 and 15-7 of the Revised Cities and 
Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942. The new 
warrants may have any date subsequent to the 
date of the original tax anticipation warrants, 
shall be of the denomination of $1000, or multiples 
thereof, shall bear interest not to exceed three per 
cent per annum from the date thereof until paid 
and shall be sold by the City Comptroller at not 



less than the par value thereof and accrued inter- 
est from the date thereof. 

Section 3. Simultaneously with the delivery of 
and receipt of payment for any of the new tax 
anticipation warrants, a like principal amount of 
the original warrants that were issued against the 
same tax that is anticipated by the new warrants, 
together with so much of the interest accrued 
thereon as the proceeds of the sale of the new tax 
anticipation warrants will permit, shall be paid 
and canceled. 

The proceeds of the sale of the new tax anticipa- 
tion warrants shall be paid to the City Treasurer 
to restore the funds of the City of Chicago in- 
vested in the original tax anticipation warrants. 
Before cancellation of the principal amount of any 
original warrant, the City Treasurer shall sepa- 
rately endorse thereon the amount paid and the 
date of payment in the following order: (1) the 
principal amount so paid and (2) the amount of 
accrued interest paid. The City Treasurer shall 
also endorse upon the original tax anticipation 
warrants the amount of interest accrued thereon 
and unpaid, and the same shall not be paid until 
all principal and interest upon the new warrants 
shall be fully paid or until money has been set 
aside for payment thereof, if the new warrants 
are not presented for payment after they are called 
for redemption. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage and approval. 



Notifications as to Selections of Proxies to Affix 
Signatures of Mayor and City Comptroller 
to Certain Tax Anticipation Warrants. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 5, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have 
selected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist as 
my proxy, for me and in my name, place and 
stead to affix my signature as Mayor to the fol- 
lowing Tax Anticipation Warrants against the 
taxes of 1943; which warrants are to be re-issued 
from warrants held by the City Treasurer and 
numbered by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, 
as required, to the original numbers borne by the 
warrants — 

In denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof. 

1943 Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-71-A-1 to C-71-A-100, inclusive, 
etc., to and including C-90-A-1 to 
C-90-A-100, inclusive, aggregating $2,000,000 

1943 Public Library Purposes: 

Nos. L-3-A-1 to L-3-A-50, inclusive, 
etc., to and including L-6-A-1 to 
L-6-A-50, inclusive, aggregating 200,000 

1943 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 

Nos. M-16-A-1 to M-16-A-20, inclusive, 

aggregating $ 20,000 

Nos. M-17-A-1 to M-17-A-40, inclusive, 

aggregating 40,000 

Nos. M-18-A-1 to M-18-A-25, inclusive, 

aggregating 25,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 

name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 



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May 5, 1943 



rants, executed by the said B. F. Hoist, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 

City of Chicago 
Office of City Comptroller 

May 5, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have 
selected and do hereby designate D. J. Clark as 
my proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead 
to affix my signature as Comptroller to the follow- 
ing Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes 
of 1943; which warrants are to be re-issued from 
warrants held by the City Treasurer and numbered 
by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, as required, 
to the original numbers borne by the warrants — 
In denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof. 
IBlf-S Corporate Purposes: 
Nos. C-71-A-1 to C-71-A-100, inclusive, 
etc., to and including C-90-A-1 to 

C-90-A-100, inclusive, aggregating $2,000,000 

IBlfS Public Library Purposes: 
Nos. L-3-A-1 to L-3-A-50, inclusive, etc., 
to and including L-6-A-1 to L-6-A-50, 
inclusive, aggregating $ 200,000 

19^3 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 
Nos. M-16-A-1 to M-16-A-20, inclusive, 

aggregating $ 20,000 

Nos. M-17-A-1 to M-17-A-40, inclusive, 

aggregating 40,000 

Nos. M-18-A-1 to M-18-A-25, inclusive, 
aggregating 25,000 



Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said D. J. Clark, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 
[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Authorization for Purchase of Supplies, Material, 
Equipment and Services for Certain 
City Departments. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize the purchase of sup- 
plies, material, equipment and services for certain 
City departments. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concm" in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
the requests of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchasing attached hereto, to purchase for 
the departments listed below, from the bidders shown, without newspaper advertising, supplies, materials, 
equipment and services listed herein and specified by said departments or by the successful bidder: 
Date of 



Superin- 
tendent's 
Letter 

3/17/'43 



3/19/'43 
3/19/'43 

3/29/'43 

3/18/'43 
4/12/'43 



Requi- 
sition 
Number 

81 



399 



Nature of Purchase Quantity 
Comptroller's Office: 



Unit or 
Total 
Price 



400 



R-306 



E-4322 
E-6978 



Lithographed Pay Checks, num- 
bered serially 300,000 $ 705.00 Total 

Department of Streets and Electricity: 
Bureau of Electricity: 

Floodlight luminaires, type M-3 25 

Insulating transformers, type IL series 

as specified 25 

Luminaires 361 

Lamps 36 r 

Brackets, as specified 25j 

Department of Public Works: 
Bureau of Sewers: 

Atlas sheets, complete, as specified 36 

Bureau of Engineering : 



2,008.12 Total 



787.64 Total 



Order Placed 
With 

Columbian Bank 
Note Co. 



Englewood Elec- 
tricalSupplyCo. 

Metropolitan Elec- 
trical Supply Co. 



555.00 Total The Huey Co. 



4/20/'43 E-6610 



12-in. Trident-Crest water meter 

12-in. Trident fish trap 

Labor and material to rebuild pump- 
ing unit at Roseland Pumping Sta- 
tion. 

Drills, as specified, for delivery to 
7510 Lake Park avenue — Construc- 
tion Division. 



1,308.00 Total 

683.15, Plus 
transporta- 
tion charges 
838.10 Total 



Neptune Meter 
Co. 

DeLaval Steam 
Turbine Co. 

Western Contrac- 
tors Supply Co. 



May 5, 1943 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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Date of 
Superin- 
tendent's 
Letter 



Requi- 
sition 
Number 



4/20/'43 B-540 
B-547 

4/26/'43 B-338 



Nature of Purchase 



Quantity- 



Unit or 
Total 
Price 



Order Placed 
With 



Bureau of Parks, Recreation and Aviation 
30-in. Super Detroit Motor Mower with 

3-HP engine, fully equipped. 2 I 

30-in. Super Detroit Motor Mower with r 

3-HP engine, fully equipped 2 J 

Model Chief Worthington Gasoline 

Tractor, with one 5-ft. path rotary 

sweeper installed on same 1 



1,509.60 Total Motor Mower Co. 



1,575.00 Total 



Worthington 
Mower Co. 



Section 2. The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass for payment vouchers 
covering these purchases, when properly approved by the head of the department concerned. 
Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Purchases of Sundry Supplies and 
Hire of Trucks during Month of May, 1943. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ormnending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the purchase of sundry 
supplies and the hire of trucks for various City de- 
partments during the month of May, 1943. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized, in accordance with the re- 
quest of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Cen- 
tral Purchasing dated April 1, 1943, to purchase 
from the lowest bidders in the open market after 
soliciting bids but without newspaper advertising 
the following supplies: Gasoline and kerosene, pipe 
and fittings, forage, blue prints, furnace fuel oil, 
oxygen, acetylene and carbo-hydrogen gases. United 
States postage stamps, motor truck service and 
automobile tire casings and inner tubes for all de- 
partments of the City government during the month 
of May, 1943, all except United States postage 
stamps as per proposals on file in the office of the 
Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchas- 
ing also to purchase in similar manner required 
quantities of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables, 
groceries, butter, eggs, butterine, cream and milk 
for the hospitals under control of the Board of 
Health, and sausage and bread for the Department 
of Police, during the month of May, 1943, as per 
proposals on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works — Bureau of Central Purchasing. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Acceptance of Compromise Offer in 
Settlement of City's Tax Claims against Certain 
Property (University of Illinois). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize acceptance of a 
compromise offer from the University of Illinois in 
settlement of the City's tax claims against certain 
property. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has tax claims 
amounting to $178.26 against the premises here- 
inafter described, and an offer has been received 
from the University of Illinois to compromise the 
City's claims for the sum of $94.63, which has been 
recommended by the Comptroller and the Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Comptroller, on delivery 
of $94.63, hereby is authorized and directed to de- 
liver to the University of Illinois tax certificates 
No. 73559-61 sale of November 30, 1928, No. 73712- 
14 sale of January 21, 1931 and No. 85898 sale of 
January 23, 1931, endorsed for cancellation for the 
non-payment of special assessment warrant 52310 
and the 4th and 5th installments of special assess- 
ment warrant 48149 against 

(Ex. S. 8 ft.) block 4 also lots 9 & 10 Yeaton & 
Taylor's Resubn. of blocks 5, 6 & 7 in Codwise's 
Subn. in W1/2, SE14 Section 18-39-14; also sublot 
4 McKey's Subdivision of lots 1 & 2 E1/2 blk. 5 
Assessor's Division E1/2, SEiA, Section 18-39-14. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



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Authorization for Cancellation of Certain Uncollectible 
Warrants for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize cancellation of certain uncol- 
lectible warrants for collection. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized in accordance with his request 
dated April 7, 1943, and the list submitted there- 
with, to cancel uncollectible warrants for collections 
as follows: 



Year 


Designation 


Number 


Amount 


1942 


"A" 


1 


$ 5.00 


1943 


"A" 


5 


55.00 


1942 


"B" 


3 


18.00 


1943 


"B" 


2 


15.00 


1937 


"D" 


2 


63.90 


1938 


"D" 


1 


28.00 


1939 


"D" 


1 


11.00 


1940 


"D" 


4 


83.00 


1941 


"D" 


16 


176.20 


1942 


"D" 


214 


1,430.00 


1943 


"D" 


13 


75.95 


1941 


"F" 


1 


21.50 


1942 


"F" 


2 


35.50 



Authorization for Acceptance of Compromise Offers 
in Settlement of Certain Warrants for Collection 
(D-95575 for 1940, Etc.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize acceptance of compromise offers 
in settlement of certain warrants for collection. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his request 



dated April 26, 1943, and subsequently, and the 
attached recommendations of the Corporation 
Counsel to accept compromise offers in settlement 
of various warrants for collection as follows: 



Year 


Warrant 




Compromise 


Number 


Amount 


Offer 


1940 


D-95575 


$ 40.00 


$17.00 


1940 


D-95692 


20.00 


10.00 


1940 


G-1024"A" 


59.80 


30.00 


1940 


G-1037 


95.72 


71.00 


1943 


D-97013 


40.23 


30.17 


1938 


D-97641 


38.85 


22.00 


1942 


G-923 


113.85 


85.39 



Authorization for Acceptance of Compromise Offers in 
Settlement of Certain Warrants for Collection 
(D-95358 for 1941, Etc.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize acceptance of compromise 
offers in settlement of certain warrants for collection. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, 'Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his requests 
dated March 8, 1943, and subsequently, and the 
attached recommendations of the Corporation 
Counsel to accept compromise offers in settlement 
of various warrants for collection as follows: 





Warrant 




Compromise 


Year 


Number 


Amount 


Offer 


1941 


D-95358 


$ 59.29 


$ 44.48 


1940 


D-95565 


20.00 


15.00 


1938 


D-95758-B 


77.08 


22.00 


1941 


D-95733 


26.82 


20.12 


1942 


D-97710 


76.23 


57.17 


1941 


E-18 


157.93 


78.96 


1941 


E-83 


33.84 


21.99 


1938 


E-204 


40.86 


15.00 


1943 


D-97033 . 


141.98 


106.49 


1941 


D-97196 


51.24 


20.00 


1941 


D-97319 


55.85 


30.00 


1943 


D-97023 


80.11 


60.08 


1943 


D-97056 


62.35 


46.77 


1941 


D-97163 


51.12 


22.00 


1938 


D-95225 


231.00 


167.00 


1943 


D-95269 


30.90 


24.00 


1943 


D-95277 


66.38 


49.79 


1943 


D-95281 


135.03 


101.30 


1941 


D-95328 


211.00 


100.00 


1938 


D-95840 


40.00 


30.00 


1939 


D-95954 


250.00 


182.00 


1943 


D-97021 


142.54 


106.91 


1941 


D-97408 


51.44 


25.72 


1941 


D-97606 


84.30 


64.00 


1938 


G-989 


126.21 


94.00 



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57 





Warrant 


Compromise 


Year 


Number 


Amount Offer 


1937 


D-95538 


38.17 28.63 


1941 


D-97609 


58.09 41.00 


1938 


D-97640 


30.27 10.00 


1941 


D-95931 


52.00 39.00 


1943 


D-97077 


31.55 23.66 


1943 


D-97067 


97.90 73.43 


1942 


D-97936 


108.38 81.29 


1942 


D-98291A&B 


31.45 23.59 


1941 


F-2082 


19.35 14.00 


1939 


G-774 


134.26 75.00 


1940 


D-95310 


40.00 27.00 


1941 


D-97409 


39.03 17.00 


1943 


D-97025 


65.90 49.43 


1943 


D-97085 


93.48 70.11 


1941 


D-97211 


82.79 62.00 


1941 


D-97487 


101.89 75.00 


1941 


D-95916 


231.00 138.60 


1941 


F-162 


67.00 47.00 


1939 


G-783 


135.41 101.56 


1943 


D-95291 


135.05 101.29 


1943 


D-95267 


135.05 101.29 


1943 


D-97005 


112.41 84.31 


1943 


D-97061 


67.02 50.27 


1941 


D-97181 


51.01 22.00 


1941 


D-97320 


146.40 109.80 


1941 


D-97421 


52.46 39.35 


1940 


D-97469 


59.38 40.00 


1942 


D-98217 


104.94 78.71 


1942 


D-98176B 


76.59 55.00 


1943 


F-500 


32.75 30.00 


1942 


D-95080 


72.00 51.00 


1938 


D-95646 


40.00 29.00 


1941 


E-97 


305.89 94.00 


1941 


G-988 


209.13 106.13 



Authorization for Payment of Consideration for Quit- 
Claim Deed from A. B. Dicli Co. and Rescinding of 
Allowance of Refund of Permit Fee. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize payment of a con- 
sideration for a certain quit-claim deed from A. B. 
Dick Company, and to rescind an allowance to said 
company of a refund of permit fee. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City Council, on November 25, 
1941, (Page 5972 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of said date), passed an ordinance vacating 
certain alleys in which the beneficiary was A. B. 
Dick Company and the total amount of compensa- 
tion provided for was $3,760 and included in said 
amount was the sum of $1,328.74 for a part of an 



alley vacated in said ordinance and described as 
follows : 

The South fourteen (14) feet of the East-and- 
West thirty (30) foot public alley (vacated by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago on No- 
vember 25, 1941, as shown by the instrument 
recorded in the Oflfice of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, on December 11, 1941, 
as Document No. 12809012) lying North of and 
adjoining the North line of Lot 86 and the North 
line of Lot 86 produced west twenty (20) feet, 
all in Flint's Addition to Chicago in the South- 
west Quarter (SW^A) of Section 12, Township 39 
North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois; 
and. 

Whereas, The City Council, on October 14, 1942 
(Page 7623 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date), passed an ordinance providing for the 
acceptance of a quitclaim deed from said A. B. Dick 
Company reconveying to the City of Chicago the 
above-described property for a consideration of 
$1,328.74, which was the amount paid to the City 
for said property ; and 

Whereas, The City Council, on December 3, 1942 
(Page 7873 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date), passed an order providing, among other 
things, for the payment of a claim of A. B. Dick 
Company in the sum of $1,328.74 for permit for 
use of alley, which order should have provided that 
said sum was in payment of the consideration men- 
tioned in said quitclaim deed instead of for permit 
for use of alley; now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the order of the City Council 
heretofore passed on December 3, 1942, is hereby 
amended by deleting therefrom that portion 
thereof providing for the payment of a claim of 
A. B. Dick Company in the sum of $1,328.74 for 
permit for use of said alley. 

Section 2. That in addition to the authority 
granted to the City Comptroller by the ordinance 
passed on October 14, 1942, to accept a quitclaim 
deed dated September 30, 1942, duly signed, ac- 
knowledged and delivered by A. B. Dick Company, 
the City Comptroller is hereby further authorized 
to pay to the said A. B. Dick Company the sum of 
$1,328.74 as the consideration for the execution 
and delivery of said quitclaim deed, conveying to 
the City of Chicago, for public alley purposes, the 
following-described property : 

The South fourteen (14) feet of the East-and- 
Weat thirty (30) foot public alley (vacated by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago on No- 
vember 25, 1941, as shown by the instrument 
recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, on December 11, 1941, 
as Document No. 12809012) lying North of and 
adjoining the North line of Lot 86 and the North 
line of Lot 86 produced West twenty (20) feet, 
all in Flint's Addition to Chicago in the South- 
west Quarter (SWi/4) of Section 12, Township 39 
North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Contract for Coal for City Hall and 
Central Police Station Building. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 



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May 5, 1943 



therewith to authorize a contract for coal for the City 
Hall and Central Police Station and Courts Building. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract without further advertising, with the Lake 
Shore Fuel Company, for the supply of Southern 
Illinois No. 3 Nut Coal, at the price of $6.75 per ton 
nlus Federal transportation tax of $.04 per ton. 
This coal to be from the Buckhorn or Jeffco Mines, 
owned and operated by the Consolidated Coal Com- 
pany of St. Louis. The prices shalfbe subject to 
compliance with Office of Price Administration rul- 
ings and are to be based on maximum mine prices. 
If such mine prices shall be increased, price for 
coal delivered hereunder shall be increased a like 
amount. Deliveries shall be made at City Hall and 
Central Police Building during a period ending 
December 31, 1943 and during an extended period 
ending March 31, 1944, in the event that such ex- 
tension is authorized by the City Council. The 
total tonnage during the entire term is to be limited 
to 13,000 tons. The City Comptroller and the City 
Treasurer are authorized and directed to pass 
vouchers for payment in accordance with the above 
when approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 



Authorization for Contract for Repair of Pumping 
Unit at Springfield Ave. Pumping Station. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize a contract for repair of a 
pumping unit at the Springfield Avenue station. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 



tract with the DeLaval Steam Turbine Company, 
without advertising for bids, for making such re- 
pairs to the DeLaval Pumping Unit No. 42,042, 
now located at the Springfield Avenue Pumping 
Station, as are determined to be necessary by the 
City after detailed inspection in the shops of the 
manufacturer. Charges shall be in accordance with 
an estimate of the manufacturers dated February 
10, 1943, at a series of alternate prices, at a total 
not to exceed $11,010.00. All transportation charges 
shall be paid by the City. The City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass 
vouchers for payment, in accordance with the 
above, when approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 



Authorization for Contract for Removal and Disposal 
of Ashes and Refuse at Municipal Power Plant. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize a contract for the removal and 
disposal of ashes and refuse at the municipal power 
plant. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of March 3, 1943, to enter into a con- 
tract, without advertising, with the Frank F, 
Kucera Company, for furnishing all labor facilities 
and equipment necessary to remove and dispose of 
all ashes and boiler-room refuse from the Municipal 
Power Plant for the price of $0.53 per ton, during 
a period from April 1 to December 31, 1943, unless 
extended by further authorization by the City 
Council. 

Authorization for Use of City Day Labor in 
Connection with Relocation of Trestles 
for E. 130th St. Bridge. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to amend an ordinance providing for 
the improvement of E. 130th street over and across 
the Calumet River, to permit the use of day labor in 
connection with a relocation of trestles for the E. 
130th street bridge. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



59 



Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 4 of an ordinance 
passed by the City Council February 5, 1941, 
printed on Page 4216 of the Journal of Proceed- 
ings of the City Council, providing for the improve- 
ment of East 130th street over and across the 
Calumet River and authorizing expenditure of mo- 
tor fuel tax funds therefor, as amended by an 
ordinance passed by said City Council January 23, 
1942, printed on Pages 6531 and 6532 of said 
Journal, be and the same hereby is amended to 
read as follows: 

Section 4. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive 
bids for said improvement when approved by the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings of 
the State of Illinois, and to enter into all neces- 
sary contracts therefor, except that the tempo- 
rary relocation and detour work may be per- 
formed by City day labor, as far as the same 
may be found advantageous. If it should become 
necessary to remove, relocate, replace and adjust 
any part of the water distributing system, street 
lighting system, signal and fire alarm equipment 
and traffic control system of the City, the appro- 
priate City department shall perform such neces- 
sary work with its own force or by day labor 
and charge the cost thereof to that part of the 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund allocated for the improve- 
ment described in Section 1 of this ordinance. If 
it should become necessary to remove, relocate, 
replace and adjust any part of the equipment of 
any other governmental agency, such work may 
be done by that governmental agency and the 
cost thereof charged to that part of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Fund allocated for said improvement. 
Section 2. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of said Division of High- 
ways. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Changes in Allotments of Funds for Construction, 
Reconstruction, Etc. of Certain Bridges and 
Viaducts on Specified State Highways. 

The Coramittee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to amend an ordinance authorizing 
expenditures from motor fuel tax funds for the con- 
struction, reconstruction, maintenance, etc. of certain 
bridges and viaducts on State highways. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 2 of an ordinance 
passed by the City Council on January 12, 1942, 
appearing on pages 6381 and 6382 of the Journal of 
Proceedings of that date, allocating the sum of 
$155,000.00 for construction, reconstruction, etc. of 
existing bridges located on State highways, and 
amended on September 9, 1942, as appears on page 
7447 of the Journal of Proceedings of that date, be 
and the same hereby is amended by striking out 
the tabulation of estimated costs in said Section 2, 
and substituting in lieu thereof the following tabu- 
lation'. 

Bridges and Viaducts on State Highways 



Cermak Road Bridge $ 10,000 

Erie Street Bridge..... 3,600 

Jackson Boulevard Bridge... 9,100 

95th Street Bridge 3,000 

Ogden Avenue Canal Bridge..... 8400 

Ogden Avenue River Bridge 9,500 

106th Street Bridge. 6^000 

Torrence Avenue Bridge.. 2,500 

Washington Street Bridge 46,000 

N. Western Avenue Bridge 11,400 

Michigan Avenue Viaduct. 32,500 

Roosevelt Road Viaduct.. 13,000 



Total $155,000 



Section 2. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number 10 of said Division of High- 
ways. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Acceptance of Offer of U. S. Government of Allotment 
of Additional Funds for Maintenance and Operation of 
Municipal Venereal Disease Hospital. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith for acceptance of an offer of the 
United States of America of an allotment of additional 
Federal funds for maintenance and operation of a 
municipal venereal disease hospital. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 



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Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On September 9, 1942, the City Coun- 
cil passed an ordinance accepting without reserva- 
tion or qualification an offer of federal assistance 
under the defense public works program for main- 
tenance and operation, during the period of one 
year from September 5, 1942, of a municipal ven- 
ereal disease hospital; and 

Whereas, There has been filed with the Federal 
Works Agency for and in behalf of the City of Chi- 
cago, a municipal corporation, (herein called the 
owner) an application for an additional allotment 
of federal funds for maintenance and operation 
under the defense public works program of a 
venereal disease hospital, clinic and control facili- 
ties, to December 31, 1943, and the United States 
of America, acting by and through the Federal 
Works Administrator, under date of April 13, 1943 
has transmitted to the owner an offer of federal 
assistance for maintenance and operation in con- 
nection with the public works referred to in said 
application and described in said offer for the period 
September 5, 1942 to December 31, 1943 upon the 
further condition that acceptance of said offer 
shall effectuate a cancellation of the contract cre- 
ated by acceptance of the offer dated September 5, 
1942 referred to in said ordinance of September 9, 
1942; and 

Whereas, Said offer dated April 13, 1943, has 
been duly read in open meeting and has been fully 
considered in every respect in accordance with the 
pertinent rules of procedure and legal require- 
ments; and 

Whereas, Said offer dated April 13, 1943, has 
been made a part of the public records of the 
owner; and 

Whereas, Said offer dated April 13, 1943, was 
made subject to the condition that all payments 
made thereunder shall be deposited, promptly upon 
the receipt thereof, in a separate account or ac- 
counts, collectively referred to as the "contribution 
account," to be set up in a bank or banks which 
are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation and that monies in the contribution 
account shall be expended only for the payment of 
the costs of maintaining and operating the facilities 
described in said offer during the period specified 
therein and in conformity with the latest estimate 
thereof approved by the government; and 

Whereas, Said offer was also made subject to 
the maintenance and operation terms and condition 
(FWA Form WS-101 dated September 15, 1942) 
which provides that if the government shall de- 
termine that any monies advanced or paid to tjie 
applicant on account of the contribution stated in 
the offer are in excess of the amount the govern- 
ment is obligated to pay thereunder the applicant 
shall promptly refund or repay such excess or 
surplus monies to the government; and 

Whereas, It is deemed advisable and in the pub- 
lic interest that said offer be accepted but by reason 
of the special conditions in said offer the federal 
funds cannot, under the laws of the State of Illinois, 
be deposited and expended as municipal funds; 
now, therefore, 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That said offer of the United States 
of America dated April 13, 1943, a true and correct 
copy of which is hereto attached, be and the same 
hereby is accepted without reservation or quali- 
fication. 

Section 2. The City Treasurer hereby is author- 
ized to receive from the United States of America 
and to hold as ex ofiicio custodian thereof such 
sums of money as the Federal Works Administrator 
shall determine to be sufficient, with other avail- 
able funds, for the maintenance and operation of 
venereal disease hospital facilities for the period 
September 5, 1942 to December 31, 1943, and the 
City Comptroller and the -City Treasurer hereby 
are authorized to disburse the money so held by the 
City Treasurer upon the order of the President of 
the Board of Health of Chicago. 

Section 3. All money received by the City 
Treasurer as ex-officio custodian of funds received 
from the United States of America, as set forth in 
section 2 of this ordinance, shall be deposited, 
promptly upon receipt thereof, in a bank or banks 
which are members of the Federal Deposit Insur- 
ance Corporation, in an account separate from all 
City funds, to be known as the "contribution ac- 
count," to be expended only for the payment of the 
costs of maintaining and operating venereal disease 
hospital facilities during the period September 5, 
1942 to December 31, 1943, subject to the terms 
and conditions of the offer for maintenance and 
operation of the Federal Works Administrator 
dated April 13, 1943. 

Section 4. The ordinance accepting the offer of 
the United States of America for maintenance and 
operation of a municipal venereal disease hospital, 
passed by- the City Council September 9, 1942 and 
published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the 
City Council of that date at pages 7487-7488, 
hereby is repealed, provided that this repeal shall 
not impair or vitiate any acts performed or pro- 
ceedings taken pursuant to said ordinance passed 
September 9, 1942, prior to the effective date of 
this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization to Corporation Counsel to Make 
Expenditures from Accounts 30-A-l and 303-S-ll. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize expenditures by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel from Accounts 30-A-l and 303-S-ll. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he hereby is authorized to expend the sum of 
$15,000 from Account 30-A-l for payment of sal- 
aries of Assistants Corporation Counsel, investiga- 
tors, clerks and stenographers ; 

Be it Further Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he hereby is authorized to expend 
the sum of $25,000 from Account 303-S-ll for cost 
and expense of litigation to which the City is a 
party or in which it is interested arising out of 
the construction by the City of an initial system 
of subways for local transportation purposes. 

The Comptroller and Treasurer hereby are au- 
thorized and directed to pass pay rolls and issue 
vouchers in pajonent of the above when approved 
by the Corporation Counsel. 



Authorization for Lease to U.S.A. of Control and 
Operation of Traffic Control Tower and 
Equipment at Municipal Airport. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize a lease to the United 
States of America of the control and operation of the 
traffic control tower and its equipment at the munici- 
pal airport. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to enter into 
a lease with the United States of America, cover- 
ing the control and operation of the traffic control 
tower on the municipal airport, together with the 
use of its equipment. Said lease to be at rental of 
$1.00 per annum, and to be for the period from 
January 1st, 1943, to June 30th, 1943, and to con- 
tain a clause permitting the government to renew 
from year to year, but not beyond June 30th, 1945. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 

Authorization for Extensions of Certain Contracts for 
Street-Repair Materials. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize extensions of certain contracts 
for street-repair materials for the Department of 
Streets and Electricity. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 



Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized in accordance with 
a request from the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity of April 1, 1943, to extend, without 
further advertising, the following two contracts: 
Contract No. 13221 — Material Service Corpora- 
tion, Asphalt Sand, 
Contract No. 13206 — Andresen Corporation, Re- 
fined Tar, 

for a period of not to exceed forty-five days beyond 
March 31, 1943, or to the date when new contracts 
become effective, whichever date is the earliest, 
and the Commissioner of Public Works is also au- 
thorized and directed to purchase petroleum asphalt 
for the Bureau of Streets from the Standard Oil 
Company (Indiana), without further advertising, 
and in accordance with specifications and bids in 
the Office of the Commissioner of Streets and Elec- 
tricity, for a period of forty-five days beyond March 
31, 1943, or to the date on which a new contract 
becomes effective, whichever date is the earliest, 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are herby authorized and directed to pass vouchers 
in accordance with the above, when properly ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Streets and Elec- 
tricity. 



Authorization for Extensions of Delivery Dates on 
Certain Contracts for Electrical Street-Lighting 
Equipment. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize extensions of delivery dates on 
certain contracts for electrical street-lighting equip- 
ment. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works 
has during the years 1941 and 1942 entered into 



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a series of formal contracts for material for use 
by the Bureau of Electricity for the maintenance, 
repair and operation of the Municipal Electric 
Street Lighting System; and 

Whereas, Contracts for certain of these mate- 
rials were extended by Council authorization of 
December 21, 1942 (Pages 7959-60 of Council 
Journal) to March 31, 1943; and 

Whereas, Due to priorities and difficulty in ob- 
taining deliveries of needed material, contractors 
will be unable to complete deliveries of material 
required by March 31, 1943; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works, in accordance with his request of March 31, 
1943, be, and he is hereby, authorized to further 
extend delivery dates for contracts for material as 
listed hereinafter to June 30, 1943: 

Contract 

Number 

Contractor Commodity 
13110 American Steel & 2/c No. 10, 600 volt, 
Wire Co. rubber insulated, lead 

sheathed cable. 
13044 American Steel & 2/c No. 17 Telephone 

Wire Co. Drop Wire. 

13173 American Steel & No. 9 Magnet Wire. 
Wire Co. 



Authorization for Contract for Operation and Main- 
tenance by City of Chicago of Electric Transmission 
Wires along Railroad Bight of Way. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize an assignment contract for 
operation and maintenance by the City of Chicago of 
certain electric transmission wires upon and along 
certain railroad property. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to enter 
into an assignment contract between the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company and the Common- 
wealth Edison Company, as assignors, and the City 
of Chicago, as assignee, to operate and maintain 
two single-phase, 60-cycle, 110-volt electric trans- 
mission wires upon and along the property of the 
railroad companies between Bonfield and Loomis 
Streets in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Said 
agreement to include a clause indemnifying the 
railroad companies against all loss or damage 
which may result from the maintenance, use, state 
of repair or presence of the electric supply line 
upon the railroad company's premises. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of N. Austin Av. from W. Hlggins Av. to N. Elston 
Av.), and Authorization for Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvement of N. 
Austin avenue from W. Higgins avenue to N. Elston 
avenue), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Qui,rk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove N. Austin avenue (an arterial street) from 
W. Higgins avenue to N. Elston avenue, (a dis- 
tance of approximately 6100 feet) by the con- 
struction of a Portland cement concrete pavement, 
forty-two feet in width between curbs, together 
with sidewalks, curbing, drainage structures and 
all necessary appurtenances and, where necessary 
the removal, relocation, replacement and adjust- 
ment of municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not 
more than $120,000.00 and to be paid out of that 
part of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been 
or may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part 
of the water distributing system, street lighting 
system, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City the appropriate City 
department shall perform such necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor and charge the 
cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund allocated for the improvement described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed 
to transmit two certified copies of this ordinance 
to the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



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Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of S. Clark St. from W. Harrison St. to W. Cermak 
Kd.), and Authorization for Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvement of S. 
Clark street from W. Harrison street to W. Cermak 
road), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove S. Clark st. (an arterial street) from W. 
Harrison st. to W. Cermak rd. (a distance of ap- 
proximately 8000 feet) by the construction of a 
Portland cement concrete pavement, fifty-eight 
feet in width between curbs, together with side- 
walks, curbing, drainage structures and all neces- 
sary appurtenances and, where necessary the 
removal, relocation, replacement and adjustment 
of municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not more 
than $275,000.00 and to be paid out of that part 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been or 
may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of PubUc Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part 
of the water distributing system, street lighting 
system, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City the appropriate City 
department shall perform such necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor and charge the 
cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund allocated for the improvement described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed 
to transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 



Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Expenditures from M.F.T. Funds 
for Maintenance of Pavement in W. Devon Av. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize expenditures from 
motor fuel tax funds for maintenance of the pavement 
in W. Devon avenue from N. Western avenue to N. 
Kedzie avenue. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Authorizing the expenditure of $5000.00 from the 

Motor Fuel Tax Fund for the maintenance of a 

portion of W. Devon avenue. 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to 
expend from that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
funds which has or may be allocated to the City of 
Chicago by the State of Illinois, the sum of not to 
exceed Five Thousand Dollars for the cost of the 
maintenance of the concrete pavement (44 feet 
wide) in W. Devon avenue from N. Western avenue 
to N. Kedzie avenue (a length of about one mile), 
for the period ending December 31st, 1943. 

Section 2. That the type of maintenance shall 
be the repair of the existing pavement designated 
by the replacement of concrete pavement, of con- 
crete curb and gutter, of concrete sidewalk, the 
cleaning and pouring of joints, the adjustment of 
drainage structures, and the leveling of the pave- 
ment and filling of the gutter pan with an asphalt 
skin course in accordance with the approximate 
quantities given in the following schedule: 

Concrete Pavement Replacement- -600 Sq. yds. 

Concrete Curb and Gutter 

Replacement -- 500 Lin. ft. 

Concrete Sidewalk Replacement 150 Sq. ft. 

Asphalt Skin Course... - 1500 Sq. yds. 

Pavement Joints Cleaned and 

Filled - 5000 Lin. ft. 

Catchbasins Adjusted 20 

Section 3. That the Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity shall, as soon as practicable, after 
December 31st, 1943 submit to the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings, Division of Highways, 
of the State of Illinois, a certified statement show- 
ing expenditures from the balances remaining in 
this appropriation. 

Section 4. That the City Clerk is hereby di- 
rectod to transmit two certified copies of this ordi- 



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nance to the Division of Highways, Department of 
Public Works and Buildings, State of Illinois, 
through the District Engineer of District Number 
Ten of the said Division of Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of W. Division St. from N. Milwaukee Av. to N. Elston 
Av.), and Authorization for Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvement of W. 
Division street from N. Milwaukee avenue to N. Elston 
avenue), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove W. Division st. (an arterial street) from N. 
Milwaukee avenue to N. Elston avenue, (a dis- 
tance of approximately 2000 feet) by the construc- 
tion of a Portland cement concrete pavement, fifty- 
one feet in width between curbs, together with side- 
walks, curbing, drainage structures and all neces- 
sary appurtenances and, where necessary, the re- 
moval, relocation, replacement and adjustment of 
municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not more 
than $135,000.00 and to be paid out of that part 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been or 
may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part 
of the water distributing system, street lighting 
system, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City the appropriate City 
department shall perform such necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor and charge the 
cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund allocated for the improvement described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 



Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed 
to transmit two certified copies of this ordinance 
to the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of W. Grand Av. from N. Sacramento Boul, to W. 
Division St.), and Authorization for Expenditures 
Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvements of W. 
Grand avenue from N. Sacramento boulevard to W. 
Division street), and to authorize expenditures 
therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove W. Grand avenue (an arterial street) from 
N. Sacramento boulevard to W. Division street (a 
distance of approximately 5200 feet) by the con- 
struction of a Portland cement concrete pavement, 
fifty-one feet in width between curbs, together 
with sidewalks, curbing, drainage structures and 
all necessary appurtenances and, where necessary, 
the removal, relocation, replacement and adjust- 
ment of municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not 
more than $135,000.00 and to be paid out of that 
part of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been 
or may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings, of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part 
of the water distributing system, street lighting 
system, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City or the traffic control 



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system or the street lighting system of the Chicago 
Park District, the appropriate City department or 
the Chicago Park District shall perform such neces- 
sary work with its own force or by day labor and 
charge the cost thereof to that part of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Fund allocated for the improvement de- 
scribed in Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed 
to transmit two certified copies of this ordinance 
to the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of N. Halsted St. from N. Clybourn Av. to W. 
FuUerton Av.), and Authorization for 
Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvement of N. 
Halsted street from N. Clybourn avenue to W. Fuller- 
ton avenue), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove N. Halsted street (an arterial street) from 
N. Clybourn avenue to W. Fullerton avenue (a dis- 
tance of approximately 5600 feet) by the construc- 
tion of a Portland cement concrete pavement, fifty- 
one feet in width between curbs, together with 
sidewalks, curbing, drainage structures and all nec- 
essary appurtenances and, where necessary the 
removal, relocation, replacement and adjustment 
of municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not more 
than $225,000.00 and to be paid out of that part 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been or 
may be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings, of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 



partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necesary 
contracts therefor. If it should become neces- 
sary to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any 
part of the water distributing system, street light- 
ing system, signal and fire alarm equipment and 
traffic control system of the City, the appropriate 
City department shall perform such necessary 
work with its own force or by day labor and charge 
the cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel 
Tax Fund allocated for the improvement described 
in Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of S. Jelferson St. from W. 15th PI. to W. Roosevelt 
Kd.), and Authorization for Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to make specific designation of a 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (improvement of S. Jef- 
ferson street from W. 15th place to W. Roosevelt 
road), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove S. Jefferson street (an arterial street) from 
W. 15th place to W. Roosevelt road (a distance 
of approximately 2250 feet) by the construction of 
a Portland cement concrete pavement, forty-six 
feet in width between curbs, together with side- 
walks, curbing, drainage structures and all neces- 
sary appurtenances and, where necessary, the re- 
moval, relocation, replacement and adjustment of 
municipally-owned utilities, all to cost not more 
than $125,000.00 and to be paid out of that part 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been or may 
be allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 
and to supervise the construction of the said im- 



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provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings, of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necesary 
contracts therefor. If it should become neces- 
sary to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any 
part of the water distributing system, street light- 
ing system, signal and fire alarm equipment and 
traffic control system of the City, the appropriate 
City department shall perform such necessary 
work with its own force or by day labor and charge 
the cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel 
Tax Fund allocated for the improvement described 
in Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for the District Number Ten of the said Division 
of Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Reoonstruction of Pavement in S. 
Loomis St. from W. Cermak Rd. to W. 21st St. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize reconstruction of the pavement 
in S. Loomis street from W. Cermak road to W. 21st 
street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity is hereby directed to authorize the 
Leininger Construction Company to repave S. 
Loomis street from W. Cermak road to V/. 21st 
street, the work to consist of the construction of 
a 10-inch P. C. concrete pavement of a width of 
36 feet; the said work to be done to the same 
specifications, the same standards and at the same 
unit prices as established in the contract with 
the said Leininger Construction Company for the 
paving of W. Cermak road from S. Ashland avenue 
to S. Morgan street, and the City Comptroller is 
authorized to pay a voucher, or vouchers, to be 
issued by the said Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity, for the payment for the work from Ap- 
propriation Account 263-S. 



Designation of M.F.T. Project (Construction of a 
Pedestrian Subway under E. 95th St. at S. 
Woodlawn Av.), and Authorization for 
Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [June 3, 1942] 
an order for construction of an underpass on E. 
95th street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a proposed ordinance submitted there- 
with to make specific designation of a Motor Fuel 
Tax Fund project (construction of a pedestrian 
subway under E. 95th street at S. Woodlawn ave- 
nue), and to authorize expenditures therefor. 

No request was may by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
da^, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, E. 95th street in the vicinity of S. 
Woodlawn avenue carries a large amount of fast- 
moving vehicular traffic; and 

Whereas, School children, workers and church- 
goers have to cross E. 95th street in the vicinity 
of S. Woodlawn avenue ; and 

Whereas, a pedestrian subway under E. 95th 
street at S. Woodlawn avenue would greatly add 
to the convenience and safety of the community 
and to the public generally; therefore 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority is hereby given to con- 
struct a pedestrian subway under E. 95th street 
at S. Woodlawn avenue. The said pedestrian sub- 
way shall be of reinforced concrete with a clear 
width of ten feet and a vertical clearance of eight 
(8) feet. The said subway shall include necessary 
approaches, drainage, concrete walkways, subway 
lighting, and all other work incidental to a com- 
plete improvement and, where necessary, the re- 
moval, relocation, replacement and adjustment of 
municipally-owned utilities, all at an estimated cost 
of $90,000.00 for construction and engineering, to 
be paid out of that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund which has been or may be allotted to the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to cause studies, surveys, 
plans, specifications and estimates to be made 
for and to supervise the construction of the said 
subway, subject to the approval of the Department 
of Public Works and Buildings of the State of 
Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said subway when approved by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Buildings of the State 
of Illinois, and to enter into all necessary con- 



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tracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace or adjust any part of 
the water distributing system, street lighting sys- 
tem, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City, the appropriate City 
Department shall perform such necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor and charge the 
cost thereof to that part of the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund allocated for the improvement described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk is hereby directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illi- 
nois, Springfield, Illinois, through the District 
Engineer for District Number Ten of the said 
Division of Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Improvement 
of W. Pershing Rd. from S. Ashland Av. to S. 
Western Av.), and Authorization for 
Expenditures Therefor. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (May 13, 1942) a proposed order for the paving 
of W. Pershing road between S. Ashland and S. 
Western avenues, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of a proposed ordinance submitted there- 
with, to make specific designation of the improvement 
of said street between said points as a Motor Fuel 
Tax Fund project, and to authorize expenditures 
therefor. 

No request was may by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority hereby is given to im- 
prove W. Pershing road from S. Ashland avenue 
to S. Western avenue (a distance of approximately 
5600 feet) by the construction of a Portland 
cement concrete pavement, sixty-two feet in width 
between curbs, together with sidewalks, curbing, 
drainage structures and all necessary appur- 
tenances and, where necessary the removal, reloca- 
tion, replacement and adjustment of municipally- 
owned utilities and utilities and facilities owned by 
the Chicago Park District, all to cost not more than 
$310,000.00 and to be paid out of that part of the 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has been or may be 
allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity hereby is authorized to cause surveys, 
plans, specifications, and estimates to be made for 



and to supervise the construction of the said im- 
provement, all subject to the approval of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized to advertise and receive bids 
for said improvement when approved by the De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois and to enter into all necessary 
contracts therefor. If it should become necessary 
to remove, relocate, replace and adjust any part 
of the water distributing system, street lighting 
system, signal and fire alarm equipment and traffic 
control system of the City the appropriate City 
department shall perform such 'necessary work 
with its own force or by day labor. After approval 
of plans and of estimates by the Department of 
Streets and Electricity of the City of Chicago and 
approval by the Department of Public Works and 
Buildings of the State of Illinois for the necessary 
work of reconstructing or of adjusting the facili- 
ties and utilities of the Chicago Park District, such 
work shall be performed by the said Chicago Park 
District by its own forces. The cost of necessary 
work by the City departments and the Chicago 
Park District shall be paid from that part of the 
Motor Fuel Tax Fund allocated for the improve- 
ment described in Section 1 of the ordinance. 

Section 4. The City Clerk hereby is directed to 
transmit two certified copies of this ordinance to 
the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Payment for Additional Work in 
Connection with Paving of N. State St. from Madison 
St. to Lake St. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize payment for additional work 
in connection with the paving of N. State street from 
Madison street to Lake street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago entered into a 
formal contract, under competitive bids, with the 
American Asphalt Paving Company, for the pav- 
ing of N. and S. State street from Madison street 
to Lake street, and 

Whereas, In the course of construction, unfore- 
seen circumstances required additional work to 



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be performed by this contractor (removal of part 
of retaining wall, part of structural steel work and 
part of reinforced concrete sidewalk and replace- 
ment thereof with reinforced concrete structure), 
and 

Whereas, The additional work, as per bill ren- 
dered, in the amount of $3172.33, was performed 
on a time and material basis, in accordance with 
the terms of the contract, and therefore. 

Be It Ordered, That the City Comptroller is 
hereby authorized and directed to make payment 
to the American Asphalt Paving Company, in the 
amount of $3172.33, when properly vouchered by 
the Bureau of Streets and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Streets and Electricity, for the addi- 
tional work performed (removal of part of retain- 
ing wall, part of structural steel work and part 
of reinforced concrete sidewalk and replacement 
thereof with reinforced concrete structure), in 
connection with the contract for paving N. and S, 
State street from Madison street to Lake street. 



Authorization for Payment for Pavement Repairs in 
Jackson Boul. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize payment to Chicago Park Dis- 
trict for pavement repairs in Jackson boulevard in 
connection with the improvement of State street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller is hereby 
authorized and directed to make payment to the 
Chicago Park District in the amount of $677.43, 
from the appropriations provided for by an ordi- 
nance passed on July 24, 1941, for the paving 
of N. and S. State street from Lake street to 11th 
street, when properly vouchered by the Bureau of 
streets and approved by the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity. 



Authorization and Direction for Installation of Traffic 
Signal Lamps. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith for the installation of traffic signal lamps 
at N. LaSalle and W. Erie streets and at W. Chicago 
avenue and N. Wells street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 



Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install Amglo neon traffic signal lamps 
at the intersection of LaSalle street and Erie 
street and at Chicago avenue and Wells street, as 
an experiment, at an estimated cost of $758.61 . md 
the Comptroller and City Treasurer are author- 
ized and directed to pass voucher in accordance 
with the provisions of this order, chargeable to 
appropriations heretofore made, when approved by 
the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity. 



Authorization and Direction for Installation of Traffic- 
Control Signals. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith for the installation of traffic-control signals 
at S. Pulaski road and W. 79th street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install traffic control signals in Pulaski 
road and 79th street, estimated to cost $8,848.64, 
and the Comptroller and City Treasurer are author- 
ized and directed to pass voucher in accordance 
with the provisions of this order, chargeable to ap- 
propriations heretofore made when approved by 
the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity. 



Authorization for Expenditures from 
Account 368-S-lO. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of. 



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Subways and Superhighways to make expenditures 
from Account 368-S-lO. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, >Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized 
to expend not to exceed the sum of $25,000.00 from 
appropriations under Account 368-S-lO, Traction 
Fund, to cover the costs of personnel and miscel- 
laneous expense for operating the office of the 
Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized to pass for payment vouchers in 
accordance with the provisions of this order, when 
approved by the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways. 



Authorization for Expenditures from 
Account 368-S-15. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways to make expenditures 
from Account 368-S-15. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his request of May 1, 1943, at- 
tached hereto and made a part hereof, to expend 
not to exceed the sum of $75,000.00 from appro- 
priations made under Account 368-S-15, for the 
purposes set forth in the annual appropriation or- 
dinance for the year 1943; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized to 



pass for payment vouchers in accordance with the 
provisions of this order, when approved by the 
Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 1, 1943. 

To the Honorahle, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — On January 8, 1943, the City 
Council of the City of Chicago passed the "Annual 
Appropriation Ordinance of the City of Chicago for 
the year 1943." The amount of $7,300,000 was 
set forth to be appropriated from the Traction 
Fund under Account No. 368-S-15 (C. J. p. 8173). 
However, said appropriation ordinance stipulated 
that no part of this appropriation in excess of 
initial expenditures for payrolls, personal services 
and necessary operating expenses, material and 
supplies and unpaid bills aggregating $50,000.00 
shall be expended except upon further order of the 
City Council. 

Expenditures from this appropriation from Jan- 
uary 1, 1943, to date total approximately $42,000.00 
consisting of salaries, personal services and ex- 
penses incidental to the various subway purposes 
set forth under this item in the appropriation 
ordinance and not paid from the PWA Subway 
Construction Account Docket 111. 1891-F. 

The sum of $7,300,000 was set up to cover the 
following: 

A. Estimated Maximum Advance to 
Construction Account (1891-F) 
from City Funds Pending Final 
Federal Grant Payment ... $5,995,000 

B. City Funds (Non-PWA) to Cover 
Requirement of Grant Agreement- 300,000 

C. Funds Required for Engineering 
Studies, Surveys and Investiga- 
tions in Airport Tunnel 5,000 

D. Contingencies 1,000,000 



$7,300,000 

Future developments on the Traction Unification 
Ordinance not subject to immediate determination 
may require expenditures later this year under 
Items A and possibly D. 

It is now estimated that for the activities set 
forth under Items B and C a total of $125,000 
will be required in 1943. Accordingly, it is rec- 
ommended at this time that your Committee rec- 
ommend to the City Council that the Commissioner 
of Subways and Superhighways be granted author- 
ity to expend not to exceed an additional $75,000.00 
from Account No. 368-S-15 for the purposes set 
forth in the Annual Appropriation Ordinance of 
the City of Chicago for the year 1943. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Allowance of Unused Vacation 
Periods to Certain Employes in the Department 
of Subways and Superhighways. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 



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Subways and Superhighways to allow unused vaca- 
tion periods for 1941 and 1942 to certain employes. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousefc, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his request of December 31, 1942, 
attached hereto and made a part hereof, to grant 
during the year 1943, in addition to other vaca- 
tion allowances for the year 1943, time off with 
pay to employes listed in said letter for vacation 
earned in the years 1941 and 1942 but not re- 
ceived due to the exigencies of their work. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

December 31, 1942. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen — On January 5, 1942 (C. J. pp. 
6176-78) the City Council passed an order in the 
matter of an allowance in 1942 of unused vacation 
periods for 1940 and 1941 to certain employees in 
the Department of Subways and Superhighways, as 
follows : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby author- 
ized in accordance with his request of December 
31, 1942, attached hereto and made a part hereof, 
to grant during the year 1943, in addition to 
other vacation allowances for the year 1943, 
time off with pay to employees listed in said 
letter for vacation earned in the years 1941 and 
1942 but not received due to the exigencies of 
their work. 

Also on January 5, 1942 (C. J. 6171) the City 
Council passed an order relative to vacation pe- 
riods for city employees during the year 1942 
reading in part that "all employees, except those 
in the skilled labor and labor service classes who 
are employed on a per diem basis, shall be given 
a vacation with pay during the year 1942 of two 
(2) weeks, provided such employees have been 
engaged in the City's service at least one year 
prior to such vacation." 

With two exceptions, it has been possible for 
the employees concerned to take in 1942 the 1940 
and 1941 vacations carried over in accordance with 
the above order. 

There are also certain employees who were re- 
quested to defer their 1942 vacations until some- 



time in 1943 because they could not be spared 
from their duties. 

I, therefore, respectfully recommend and request 
that authority be granted permitting the employees 
listed below to use in the year 1943 the 1941 and 
1942 vacation allowances, which, due to the ex- 
igencies of the work, they were not permitted to 
use currently: such allowances to be in addition 
to such regular 1943 vacations as may be granted 
by the City Council. 

Un- Vaca- 
used tion 
1941 1942 



Name Title days days 
Bartz, H. J. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer 14 

Bassler, W. H. Junior Subway Engineer 14 
Benowicz, C. A. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer 14 

Boesen, P. C. Assistant Traction Engi- 
neer 14 

Burch, W. H. Subway Draftsman 11 

DeMent, G. L. Sr. Assistant Subway 

Engineer 14 

Digges, O. H. Subway Safety Engineer 14 
Finn, G. A. Sr. Assistant Subway 

Engineer 5 

Formento, M. J. Subway Rodman — 14 

Friedley, F. R. Chief Subway Accountant 14 
Grimm, J. W. Sr. Assistant Subway 

Engineer -. 14 

Goodwin, R. J. Subway Clark — 14 

Gunlock, V. E. Engineer of Subway Con- 
way Construction 2 14 

Jelinek, E. Junior Subway Engineer 14 

Laurie, T. F. Subway Clerk 5 

McArdle, N. Subway Secretary 7 

McGregor, W. J. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer - --- 14 

Means, K. L. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer - - 5 

Millard- W. Junior Subway Engineer 14 
Salter, G. S. Subway Structural De- 
signer 8 

Scott, W. S. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer — - 14 

Smejkal, J. A. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer 10 

Steeve, E. F. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer - 14 

Trinkaus, G. J. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer - 14 

Welton, E. E. Assistant Subway Engi- 
neer — - - 14 14 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 



Deputy for Commissioner of 
Department of Subways & Superhighways. 



Amendment of Authorization for Disposal of Certain 
Type Kept Standing (under Printing Contract). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to amend an order authorizing the 
Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways to dis- 
pose of certain type kept standing for use in printing 
specifications for the proposed subway extension in 
Congress street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 



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71 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed by the City 
Council on March 18, 1943 (Council Journal page 
8450), concerning the disposal of certain type 
under a subway printing contract, be and the 
same hereby is amended by striking out from the 
sixth line of said order as printed on said page 
the words "contractor on Contract D-8" and in- 
serting in lieu thereof, the following: 

"contractor for printing contracts, reports and 
planographs required by the Department of Sub- 
ways and Superhighways for the year ending 
December 31, 1940." 



Authorization for Renewal of Lease of Space in 
20 North Wacker Drive Building. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize renewal of a lease 
of space in the 20 North Wacker Drive Building for 
the Department of Subways and Superhighways. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized, in accordance with rec- 
ommendation of the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways to renew lease on rooms 3001-3002- 
3003-3004 and 3005 of the 20 Wacker Drive Build- 
ing, at the same rates now in effect, for term of 
six months commencing July 1, 1943, and for such 
further term as may be required by the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways, said lease 
to contain an option for the city to terminate 
by 30 days' notice to the lessor. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization for Renewal of Lease of Space for Field 
Office of Department of Subways and Super- 
highways (No. 1107 S. State St.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize renewal of a lease 
of certain space used as a field office of the Depart- 
ment of Subways and Superhighways at No. 1107 S. 
State street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller is author- 
ized to execute on behalf of the City of Chicago re- 
newal lease and any further extensions required by 
Department of Subways and Superhighways, of ap- 
proximately 712 square feet of space known as 
Room 503, in Stadium Garage Building at 1107 
S. State street, for use by the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. Said lease to be 
for a period of six months commencing July 1st, 
1943, at a rental of $80.00 per month, including 
heat, and to contain a clause permitting the city 
to cancel at any time by 60 days' notice.' 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization for Issuance of Final Voucher Under 
Subway Contract D-2C. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways to issue a final voucher 
under Subway Contract D-2C. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with his recommendation of 
April 22, 1943, attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, to issue final voucher in the amount of 
$20,148.27 to M. J. Boyle & Company, contractor 
on contract D-2C of the Dearborn street subway; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 
voucher in accordance with the provisions of this 
order, when approved by the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways, 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 22, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Contract D-2C of the Dearborn 
street subway includes the construction of mez- 
zanine stations on Dearborn street, between Wash- 
ington and Adams streets. This contract was ap- 
proved by the City Council on October 15, 1940, 
and awarded to M. J. Boyle & Company, con- 
tractor. 

Our letter dated July 3, 1942, certified to your 
committee the satisfactory completion of all work 
on the contract. The final inspection of the work 
was made by Messrs. Turpin, Seymour and Bar- 
nett, representing the P. W. A., Messrs. DeLeuw, 
Gunlock and Girard, representing the City and Mr. 
Thor Soggee, representing the contractor. 

The final value of the contract as determined by 
this department, and approved by the P. W. A., 
amounts to $467,655.12, or $46,552.38 less than 
the original estimate. We have paid the contractor 
a total of $447,506.85 to date, leaving a balance 
unpaid of $20,148.27. 

I am now transmitting copies of correspondence 
from the Department of Public Works and the De- 
partment of Streets and Electricity, advising us 
they have no further claim against M. J. Boyle 
& Company. Also attached is the P. W. A. Acting 
Project Engineer's approval of the final estimate. 

It is recommended, therefore, inasmuch as all 
work is satisfactorily completed and the contractor 
has satisfied all claims, that authority be granted 
to pay M. J. Boyle & Company, contractor, 
$20,148.27 as the final payment on Contract D-2C 
of the Dearborn street subway. 

Respectfully, submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Approval of Terms of Agreement for Extension of 
Subway Contract M-4. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to approve the terms of an agree- 
ment negotiated by the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways with the Westinghouse Electric 
Elevator Company for extension of Subway Contract 
M-4 for furnishing and storing escalators required 



for certain stations of the Dearborn street subway 
extension in Congress street. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieezynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the terms of agreement in connec- 
tion with the extension of the contract with the 
Westinghouse Electric Elevator Company for fur- 
nishing and storing escalators under contract M-4, 
as negotiated by the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways, under the following terms: 

1. The City of Chicago to pay the insurance 
premium earned on material and equipment, 
valued at $70,213.00, in storage at 549-551 W. 
Grand avenue, from October 1, 1942, to May 1, 
1943. Due to the high cost of insurance at the 
warehouse (annual premium cost, $1,299.63), 
this material and equipment is to be moved to 
and stored at the warehouse at 310-322 W. Polk 
street; 

2. The City of Chicago to pay the lump sum 
of $325.00 for handling and cartage of all mate- 
rial and equipment from warehouse at 549-. 
551 W. Grand avenue to the warehouse at 310-322 
W. Polk street; 

3. The City of Chicago to pay the cost of 
insurance (maximum 3 year rate per $100.00 at 
$0.80) coverage including sprinkler leakage, fire, 
extended coverage and vandalism on all material 
and equipment stored at this warehouse from 
October 1, 1942, until installation site is avail- 
able. The value of the material and equipment 
stored prior to May 1, 1943, is approximately 
$3,000.00; 

4. The City to pay the premium of $93.92 
for War Damage Insurance ; 

5. The City of Chicago to continue reim- 
bursement to the Westinghouse Electric Com- 
pany for storage charges not in excess of $30.00 
per month per escalator; 

6. The Westinghouse Electric Elevator Com- 
pany to resume work on this contract, Contract 
M-4, as soon as practicable after being so in- 
structed by the City ; 

be and the same is hereby approved. 



Authorization for Release of Portion of Reserve With- 
held under Subway Contract S-8B. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways to release a portion of 
the reserve withheld under Subway Contract S-8B. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 



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73 



Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilh, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: ' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized 
in accordance with his request of April 22, 1943, 
attached hereto and made a part hereof, to release 
the sum of $30,000.00, part of the reserve with- 
held in connection with contract S-8B, State street 
subway, to the Thomas McQueen Company, con- 
tractor, upon the contractor's filing with the City 
Comptroller the sureties' consent to such payment; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 
voucher in accordance with the provisions of this 
order, when approved by the Commissioner of Sub- 
ways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 22, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Contract S-8B of the State street 
subway with the Thomas McQueen Company was 
approved by the City Council on January 29, 1942. 
This contract includes the connection to the ele- 
vated structure near Clybourn avenue between 
W. Willow street and W. Armitage avenue. The 
Thomas McQueen Company has carried on this 
contract in a very satisfactory manner and all work 
necessary for elevated train traffic is now com- 
pleted. There remains some miscellaneous con- 
tract work which is estimated to cost $50,000.00. 

In accordance with the contract specifications 
we have retained 15 per cent of the estimates paid 
to the contractor, and this reserve now aggregates 
in excess of $95,000.00. The Grant Agreement with 
the PWA requires that we retain 10 per cent until 
all work is completed. Inasmuch as the work is 
now more than 90 per cent completed, the Thomas 
McQueen Co. has requested that we reduce the 
retained amount from 15 per cent to 10 per cent. 
As the present reserve is now in excess of 
$95,000.00, this would permit the release of 
$30,000.00, leave a balance of over $65,000.00, 
which I consider more than ample to guarantee 
completion of the work and satisfaction of all 
claims. Due to the nature of this contract the 
claims of other city departments, if any, will be 
small and will be amply protected by the reserve 
until such claims are satisfactorily settled or 
corrected. We are transmitting herewith a photo- 
static copy of letter from the Project Engineer, 
PWA, approving the release of $30,000.00 of the 
reserve amount. 



It is requested therefore that you recommend 
to the City Council the release of $30,000.00 of 
the reserve on Contract S-8B of the State street 
subway to the Thomas McQueen Company, con- 
tractor. This release of reserve is sulbject to the 
contractor furnishing the satisfactory consent of 
his surety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Issuance of Final "Voucher under 
Order S-IA of Subway Contract T-2. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways to issue a final voucher 
under Order S-IA of Subway Contract T-2. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways, be and he is hereby authorized 
in accordance with his recommendation of April 27, 
1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
issue final voucher in the amount of $1,698.56 to 
J. C. Zipprich Teaming Company, Contractor on 
Order S-IA, Contract T-2; and the Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass said voucher when properly approved by 
the Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 27, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— On October 16, 1941 (C.J.,p.5691) 
the City Council approved the award of Order S-IA 
of Contract T-2 of the J. C. Zipprich Teaming Com- 
pany. This contract provided for the cartage of 
rails and miscellaneous track materials from vari- 
ous team tracks to the subway site. This rail and 
miscellaneous track materials were purchased 
under Contract T-2 and delivered to team tracks 
as specified in the various contracts. 

Order S-IA of Contract T-2 is now completed 
and the final cost is $11,323.74, or $100.26 less 
than the original estimate. We have paid a total 
of $9,625.18 on this contract, leaving a balance 
unpaid of $1,698.56. 



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It is requested, therefore, inasmuch as all work 
is satisfactorily completed, that you recommend 
the payment of $1,698.56 to the J. C. Zipprich 
Teaming Company for the final payment on Order 
S-IA of Contract T-2. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Payment for Additional Work 
under Subway Contract T-6. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize payment for additional 
work under Subway Contract T-6. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized in 
accordance with his communication of April 30, 
1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
pay to E. J. Albrecht Company, contractor on Con- 
tract T-6, State street subway, the sum of $825.00 
for slots and openings, for cable, conduit and 
equipment; and the Comptroller and the City 
Treasurer are authorized and directed to pass 
vouchers in payment for same when approved by 
the Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 30, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Contract T-6 of the State street 
subway (Installing Track and Contact Rail) with 
the E. J. Albrecht Company, includes the placing 
of track concrete. Included in our plans for this 
track concrete were provisions for slots and open- 
ings, in so far as could be determined at the time, 
for cable, conduit and equipment to be placed 
under future contracts. Before this concrete was 
placed, our detailed plans showing the slots and 
openings were completed and showed an increase 
of more than 1,000 sq. ft. of formwork for addi- 
tional slots and openings was necessary. 

The contractor, E. J. Albrecht Company, has 
submitted a claim in the amount of $1,075.97 for 
this work. However, after several conferences they 
have agreed to accept the lump sum of $825.00 
which I have offered to them, subject to your ap- 



proval. I have submitted this matter to the Chi- 
cago Rapid Transit Company for their approval, 
as under the terms of the Unification Ordinance 
such items are reimbursable by the grantee there- 
under. Attached herewith is a photostat copy of 
their approval of this tentative agreement. 

It is, therefore, requested that your committee 
recommend to the City Council the authorization 
of the above work by the E. J. Albrecht Company 
for the lump sum of $825.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw^ 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Continuance of Work of Water- 
proofing under Subway Contract W-2. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize a continuance of the 
work of waterproofing subway structures under Sub- 
way Contract W-2. 

No' request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of - Subways 
and Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his recommendation of Febru- 
ary 23, 1943, attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, to continue the work of waterproofing of 
subway structures on State street subway under 
Contract W-2, the estimated cost of such work not 
to exceed $20,000.00; and the Comptroller and the 
City Treasurer are authorized and directed to pass 
vouchers in payment for same when approved by 
the Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

February 23, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the policy of perform- 
ing waterproofing work on the subway structures, 
subsequent to construction of subway tubes in 
order to ascertain actual leakage, the City Council 
approved the award of the first contract for this 
purpose on October 3, 1940 (C.J., pp. 3619-20) and 
the second contract on November 5, 1S41 (C.J., p. 
5797). 

It was pointed out in our letter of November 20, 
1940, recommending the award of Waterproofing 



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Contract W-1, that had particular provisions been 
made for the inclusion of waterproofing work in 
the various contracts for tunnel construction, it 
would have been necessary to provide against leak- 
age continuously throughout the length of the 
work, thus involving expenditures at points where 
no leakage has occurred. 

Under these contracts for waterproofing, expend- 
itures were made only at the relatively few points 
where leakage has occurred or where construction 
joints have opened up due to contraction of the 
concrete upon cooling. This work has been carried 
on during the winter months when the tubes had 
cooled off sufl!iciently to reveal any possible points 
of leakage. 

At present this work is being performed under 
Contract W-2, State street subway. The estimated 
quantity of work on this contract was based on the 
action of the tubes during previous winters which 
were relatively mild. Since this winter has been 
much colder than normal, resulting in a greater 
contraction of the tubes which open up more 
points of leakage, we now find it necessary in order 
to complete this work before subway operation 
commences to increase the estimated amount of 
Contract W-2 by $20,000.00. 

Inasmuch as this work is necessary to provide 
more healthful and sanitary conditions in our new 
subway and inasmuch as this work can only be 
performed most effectively before warm weather 
sets in, it is therefore recommended that your 
Committee recommend to the City Council that 
the work of waterproofing the subway structures 
on the State street subway be continued and com- 
pleted under Contract W-2, the cost of such work 
not increasing the estimated cost of said contract 
in excess of $20,000.00. 

Respectfully submited, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Taking of Title to Certain Property 
for Subway Construction Purposes. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways to take title to property 
in the rear of premises known as No. 1814 N. Bissell 
street for subway construction purposes (Parcel 7B). 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of April 6, 



1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
take title in the name of the City of Chicago to 
parcel 7B in the rear of premises known as 1814 N. 
Bissell street and to pay to the owner of said par- 
cel, Rosa Haussner, the sum of $50.00, and to pay 
the Torrens title expense approximating $15.00 
upon delivery by said owner to the City of Chi- 
cago of the deed and certificate, as per agreement; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 
vouchers in accordance with the provisions of this 
order, when approved by the Commissioner of Sub- 
ways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order : 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 6, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
The Finance Committee of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen : 

In re: Route No. 1 of the Initial System of Sub- 
ways. 

In constructing the subway incline at the north 
end of the State street subway, it is necessary that 
a small additional parcel of land be acquired in 
the rear of the premises known as 1814 N. Bissell 
street. One of the columns is so located that it is 
very difficult for cars to turn from the east and 
west alley into the north and south alley. A small 
triangular piece of land of about 125 square feet 
will suflftce. The City has heretofore acquired a 
strip of land off these premises in the condemna- 
tion proceeding entitled City of Chicago v. Manz, 
et al., 41 C 6851. The judgment order provided that 
in addition to the amount paid for the land that 
the City be required to erect a retaining wall and 
fence to replace the retaining wall and fence taken 
with said land. 

The additional parcel required is described as 
follows : 

That part of Lot Three (3) in Sub-block Four 
(4) in the Subdivision of Block Five (5) in 
Sheflield's Addition to Chicago, in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, described as follows: 
Beginning at a point on the South line of said 
Lot Three (3), Sixty (60) feet west of the east 
line of said Lot; thence Northwesterly along a 
straight line to a point on the north line of said 
Lot, the last mentioned point being seventy (70) 
feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence 
south along a straight line which is parallel 
with the east line of said Lot, to the south line 
of said Lot; thence east along the south line of 
said Lot to the point of beginning. 
The owners of said property have agreed to 
convey the aforesaid property to the City of Chi- 
cago by warranty deed for the following consid- 
erations: $50.00 cash upon delivery of the deed; 
the City to pay Torrens Title expense which is 
estimated at approximately $15.00, restore the 
fence with gate in the rear of said premises and 
also build steps to reach the lot level which is 
lower than the level of the alley. 

This price has been arrived at as a result of con- 
ferences with the owners of the property and the 
appraisers for the City and the P. W. A. 

I, therefore, recommend that the settlement be 
approved, that authority be given the Commis- 



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sioner of Subways and Superhighways to pay said 
amount out of the City of Chicago's Subway Con- 
struction Account (D. No. HI. 1891-F) and that 
a voucher for said amount be drawn in favor of 
said property owner, Rosa Haussner to be deliv- 
ered to her upon delivery by her to the City of the 
deed and certificate in accordance with the above 
agreement. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



AuthorKation for Renewals of Leases of Premises for 
Certain Clinics (Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium) . 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April, 1943, page 13) [March 18, 1943] a 
communication from the Secretary of the Board of 
Directors of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium 
requesting authority to renew leases of premises for 
certain clinics, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Directors of the 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium be and it_ is 
hereby authorized in accordance with its resolution 
of March 3, 1943, to continue the following leases: 

1. For the store and one-room flat on the 
first floor, and the five-room flat on the second 
floor, of the Dara building, located at the North- 
west corner of Damen avenue and Raymond 
court, known as 1638 N. Damen avenue, for a 
term of three years, beginning on the first day 
of May, 1943, at a rental of One Hundred 
Eighty-five Dollars ($185.00) per month; said 
property to be used for the Damen Avenue 
Clinic ; 

2. For the premises known as 2950 Calumet 
avenue, not including, however, the garage in 
the rear of said premises, for a term of one year, 
beginning on the first day of May, 1943, at a 
rental of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per month; said 
property to be used for the South Side Clinic. 



Authorization for Expenditures from State Funds for 
Administration of Relief in City of Chicago 
for Year 1943. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 



submitted therewith to authorize administrative ex- 
penditures by the Chicago Welfare Administration 
for the year 1943. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer* final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be if Ordained by the City -Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the expenditure of the amounts 
hereinafter set forth by the Commissioner of Wel- 
fare Administration for the administration of re- 
lief and support of all poor and indigent persons 
lawfully resident within the City of Chicago dur- 
ing the period from April 16, 1943, through Decem- 
ber 31, 1943, from State funds allocated to the 
City of Chicago and paid unto the City Treasury, 
hereby is approved; provided that the aggregate 
amount to be so expended shall not exceed the 
maximum authorized by law: 

Salaries and wages for the employment of such 
staff as needed for the administration of relief in 
the City of Chicago to be paid from State funds 
allocated to the City (provided that no employee 
appointed by the Commissioner of Welfare Admin- 
istration in a supervisory or technical capacity 
shall receive in excess of $5,500.00 per annum, 
and no employee in a non-supervisory capacity 
shall receive more than $2,750.00 per annum) as 
follows : 



Commissioner of Welfare Admin- 
istration - - $ 625.00 

Administrative Assistant at not 

to exceed -- 450.00 

Bureau Director at not to exceed.... 450.00 

Asst. Bureau Director at not to 

exceed - - 350.00 

Division Director at not to exceed.. 350.00 

Asst. Division Director at not to 

exceed - 300.00 

Legal Representative at not to 

exceed - 350.00 

Asst. to Legal Rep. at not to exceed 275.00 

Supervisor at not to exceed 300.00 

Office Manager at not to exceed 275.00 ^ 

Supv. Case Worker at not to 

exceed 225.00 

Senior Case Worker at not to 

exceed : - -- 200.00 

Junior Case Worker at not to 

exceed - 150.00 

Resource Worker at not to exceed.. 225.00 

Auditor at not to exceed 275.00 

Statistician at not to exceed 275.00 

Field Representative at not to 

exceed - 200.00 

Head Clerk at not to exceed 275.00 

Principal Clerk at not to exceed 225.00 



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Clerk at not to exceed 200.00 

Secretary at not to exceed 225.00 

Stenographer at not to exceed 150.00 

Transcriber at not to exceed 140.00 

T^'pist at not to exceed 130.00 

Machine Operator at not to exceed 200.00 
Switchboard Operator at not to 

exceed .-. 130.00 

Maintenance Man at not to exceed.. 150.00 
Motor Truck Driver at not to 

exceed 125.00 

Skilled Tradesman at not to exceed 

Janitor at not to exceed 125.00 

Expenses other than salaries and wages needed 

for the adnainistration of relief in the City of Chi- 
cago to be paid from State funds allocated to the 
City as follows: 

Fuel, Light and Power $ 27,750.00 

Printing, Stationery, Office Sup- 
plies 35,300.00 

Postage 10,550.00 

Passenger Transportation 17,100.00 

Rental of Statistical Machines 34,450.00 

Telephone Service 45,500.00 

Premiums Fidelity & Employees' 

Bonds 1,600.00 

Claims Under Workmen's Compen- 
sation 3,000.00 

Rents 62,400.00 

Other expenses of operation and 

maintenance 19,050.00 

$256,700.00 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Request for Increased Allotment of Funds by State 
Department of Public Welfare in Connection 
with Aid to Dependent Children. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of a proposed resolution 
submitted therewith to request the State Department 
of Public Welfare for an increased allotment of funds 
in connection with aid to dependent children. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and adopt the proposed resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas_, The Commissioner of Welfare Admin- 
istration on April 30, 1943, addressed a communi- 
cation to the Committee on Finance as follows: 
"During March, the total number of cases re- 
ceiving assistance in Chicago under the Aid to 
Dependent Children program was 11,792. Total 



grants for these cases amounted to $390,883.00, 
or an average of $33.15 a case. 

Of the 11,792 cases receiving ADC grants, 
6,812, or about 58% were given supplementary 
relief from the Chicago Welfare Administration. 
The total supplementary assistance given these 
cases by the Chicago Welfare Administration 
amounted to about $202,000.00, or an average of 
$29.65 a case. 

Under the ADC program, the amount pro- 
vided is $18.00 for the first child and $12.00 for 
each additional child. Of this amount, one-half 
is provided from State funds and one-half is pro- 
vided by the Federal Government. It is impor- 
tant to note, however, that under present Fed- 
eral legislation the Federal Government will not 
provide funds on a matching basis in excess of 
the $18.00 and $12.00 amounts. 

No provision is made in the Act for an allow- 
ance for the mother. If the ADC grants were 
made in accordance with an established budget 
instead of a flat rate, the entire ADC program 
could be administered by one agency instead of 
having a second agency enter into the picture to' 
provide supplementary relief. Moreover, the re- 
lief load in Chicago would be reduced by the 
6,800 ADC cases who receive supplementary re- 
lief. 

At the present time, the ratio of State funds 
and local funds used for relief in Chicago is 
about 75% for State funds and 25% for local 
funds. Since the State already furnishes 75% 
of the funds used in Chicago for supplementing 
ADC grants, the only additional State funds 
needed, if the program were all administered 
through the State Department of Public Wel- 
fare, would be the 25% for supplementation, 
which is furnished in local funds. For Chicago 
this figure amounted to about $50,000.00 during 
March. 

So far as we can determine, there is no fur- 
ther legislation required to increase the ADC 
grants. It seems to be purely an administrative 
matter, but the responsibility rests with the 
State Government as to whether additional funds 
can be made available so that the entire ADC 
program can be administered through one 
agency. Although a slight additional increase 
in State funds would be required, it would seem 
from the view point of administrative efficiency 
it would be most desirable to have the program 
administered by one agency instead of having it 
split between two agencies as it is at the present 
time and relieve the City of Chicago of these 
6,800 cases."; 

Whereas^ In the interest of efficiency and cen- 
tralized control, it appears to be good business to 
place the entire administration and control of the 
Aid to Dependent Children under one governmental 
unit; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the State Department of Public 
Welfare be and it is hereby requested to so allot 
funds in connection with the Aid to Dependent 
Children as to make it unnecessary for the City to 
give supplementary relief in cases where it is nec- 
essary to give relief on account of a dependent 
mother or other person who cares for the children; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to forward one copy of this Reso- 
lution to His Excellency, Governor Dwight Green, 
and one copy to the Head of the State Department 
of Public Welfare. 



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Allowance to R. W. Braucher of Compensation for 
Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [January 8, 1943] 
a claim of R. W. Braucher for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, PistiUi, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to R. W. 
Braucher, 545 N. Pine avenue, the sum of $6.00, 
same to be in full for claim for injuries received on 
June 17, 1942, at the southeast corner of Dearborn 
and Madison streets, because of defective pave- 
ment, and charge same to Account 36-M-2. 



Reimbursement of R. W. Brown for Expense of 
Installing Water Stub. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had ibeen 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [June 3, 1942] a 
claim of R. W. Brown for reimbursement of expense 
of installing a water stub from the main in the street 
to the parkway, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher in favor of R. W. Brown, 7813 
Oglesby avenue, in the sum of $150.00, being ex- 
pense incurred in installing a water stub from 
water main to parkway, which was not installed 
but assessed under special assessment and paid for, 
and charge said to Account 195-M, and the Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pass said voucher when approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 



Allowance to Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Refund of 
Vehicle License Fee. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [October 1, 1942] 
a claim of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company for a 
refund of vehicle license fee, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Chi- 
cago Bridge & Iron Company, 1305 W. 105th Street, 
the sum of $8.00, same being refund of fee paid for 
1942 vehicle license No. A-420958, which was taken 
out in error, and charge same to Account 236-M. 



Authorization for Issuance of Permit to Chicago 
Children's Benefit League to Conduct a 
Tag Day. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize and direct the issuance 
of a permit to the Chicago Children's Benefit League 
to conduct a tag day. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, GreaUs, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
permit to the Chicago Children's Benefit League 
to tag on the streets of Chicago on Monday, Octo- 
ber 4, 1943. Should the weather on Monday, Octo- 
ber 4, 1943, be inclement, then the Commissioner 



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of Police is authorized to permit the Chicago Chil- 
dren's Benefit League to tag on the streets of 
Chicago on Tuesday, October 5, 1943; and should 
the weather be inclement on Tuesday, October 5, 
1943, then the Commissioner of Police is author- 
ized to permit the Chicago Children's Benefit 
League to tag on the streets of Chicago on Mon- 
day, October 11, 1943. 



Allowance to Commonwealth Edison Co. of Compen- 
sation for Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [February 25, 1943] 
three claims of the Commonwealth Edison Company 
for compensation for damage to property, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of a proposed 
order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the Commonwealth 
Edison Company, 72 W. Adams street, for $367.43 
for damage to conduit and cable on the north side 
of Division street, 22 feet west of the manhole at 
the west side of Clybourn avenue on September 29, 
1942; and for $145.74 for damage to conduit and 
cable at the north side of Washington street, east 
of Holden court on September 22, 1942; and for 
$88.67 for damage to conduit and cable at the 
northwest corner of Adams and Halsted streets on 
December 7, 1942, in accordance with the several 
opinions of the Corporation Counsel attached 
hereto, and charge same to Account 195-M, and 
the Comptroller and the City Treasurer are author- 
ized and directed to pass said vouchers for pay- 
ment when approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 



Allowances of Refunds of Permit Fees to Walter 
Fisher Co. and Hanson Chandelier Co. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [February 25, 1943] 
claims of the Walter Fisher Company and the Hanson 
Chandelier Company for refunds of permit fees, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of a pro- 
posed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for claims for re- 
funds of permit fees as indicated, in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity, attached hereto, and charge 
same to Account 36-M-2 : 

Walter Fisher Company, 2014-16 Belle Plaine 
avenue, Permits Nos. 128153-D11074 and 131176- 
D32106 $22.60 

Hanson Chandelier Company, 7984 South Chi- 
cago avenue, Permits Nos. CW-21354 and CW- 
21355 - ..$ 4.50 



Allowance to M. J. Fredd of Reimbursement of Cost 
of Repairs to Sewer. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943) a claim of M. J. Fredd for 
reimbursement of the cost of repairs to a sewer, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of a pro- 
posed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to M. J. 
Fredd, 612 Belden avenue, the sum of $64.25, same 
to be in full of all claims for repairing sewer at 
said address, and charge same to Account 36-M-2. 



Authorization for Cancellation of Warrants for Collec- 
tion Issued against Jewish Peoples Institute 
and Gospel Mission. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 18, 1943] 
an order and a claim, respectively, for cancellation of 
warrants for collection issued against Jewish Peoples 



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Institute and Gospel Mission, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. A-676 issued against the Jewish 
Peoples Institute, 3500 Douglas Boulevard, and to 
cancel Warrant for Collection D-4030 issued 
against the Gospel Mission, 2812 Lincoln avenue. 



Allowance to Make Mills of Compensation for 
Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [August 5, 1942] 
a claim of Make Mills for compensation for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Tsfays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Make 
Mills, 6349 N. Sheridan road, the sura of $600.00, 
same to be in full for all clairas of whatever kind or 
nature for personal injuries sustained on Septem- 
ber 3, 1941, due to fall over fence post or angle 
iron obstructing sidewalk on the west side of N. 
Winthrop avenue, near intersection with Holly- 
wood avenue, and charge same to Account 36-M-2. 



Allowance to Walgreen Drug Stores of Cost of 
Repairs to Building. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [December 3, 1942] 
a claim of the Walgreen Drug Stores for reimburse- 



ment of the cost of repairs to a building necessitated 
by the lowering of the grade of a sidewalk, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of a proposed 
order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

"The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Wal- 
green Drug Stores, 3900 S. Cottage Grove avenue, 
the sum of $150.00, being expense incurred in 
connection with repairs to building at the southwest 
corner of 39th street and Cottage Grove avenue on 
account of lowering grade of sidewalk at said loca- 
tion, and charge same to Account 36-M-2. 



Rescinding of Authorization for Payment for Hospital, 
Medical and Nursing Services Rendered to 
Patrolman Edward Schillen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to amend an order passed on Febru- 
ary 25, 1943, authorizing payment for hospital, medi- 
cal and nursing services rendered to certain injured 
policemen. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, LindeU, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed by the City 
Council on February 25, 1943 (Council Journal 
page 8387), authorizing payment for hospital, 
medical and nursing services rendered to certain 
injured policemen, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out from said order the fourth 
item listed therein, reading: 
"Edward Schillen, Patrolman, District 34; 

injured December 6, 1942 $12.00" 



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Authorization for PajTtnent for Hospital, Medical and 
Nursing Ser\ices Rendered to Certain 
Injured Policemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize payment for hospital, 
medical and nursing services rendered to certain in- 
jured policemen. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in conformity with the schedule herein set forth, 
to physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individu- 
als, in settlement for hospital, medical and nurs- 
ing services rendered to the policemen herein 
named, provided such policemen shall enter into 
an agreement in writing with the City of Chicago 
to the effect that, should it appear that any of said 
policemen has received any sum of money from 
the party whose negligence caused such injury, or 
has instituted proceedings against such party for 
the recovery of damage on account of such injury 
or medical expense, then in that event the City 
shall be reimbursed by such policeman out of any 
sum that such policeman has received or may here- 
after receive from such third party on account of 
such injury and medical expense, not to exceed 
the amount that the City may, or shall, have paid 
on account of such medical expense, in accordance 
with Opinion No. 1422 of the Corporation Counsel 
of said City, dated March 19, 1926. The payment 
of any of these bills shall not be construed as an 
approval of any previous claims pending or future 
claims for expenses or benefits on account of any 
alleged injury to the individuals named. The total 
amount of such claims, as allowed, is set opposite 
the names of the policemen injured and vouchers 
are to be drawn in favor of the proper claimants 
and charged to Account 36-S-lO : 
Joseph Johnson, Patrolman, District 38; in- 
jured November 20, 1942 $100.00 

Matthew Poturica, Sergeant, District 23; 
injured April 1, 1942 50.90 



Authorization for Payment for Hospital, Medical and 
Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 
Policemen and Firemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize payment for hospital, 
medical and nursing services rendered to certain in- 
jured policemen and firemen. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in conformity with the schedule herein set forth, 
to physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individ- 
uals, in settlement for hospital, medical and nurs- 
ing services rendered to the policemen and fire- 
men herein named. The payment of any of these 
bills shall not be construed as an approval of any 
previous claims pending or future claims for 
expenses or benefits on account of any alleged 
injury to the individuals named. The total amount 
of said claims is set opposite the names of the 
policemen and firemen injured, and vouchers are 
to be drawn in favor of the proper claimants and 
charged to Account 36-S-lO : 



John McCormack, Fireman, Engine Co. 29 ; 

injured March 13, 1942 $ 454.55 

William T. Steed, Captain (deceased), 
Hook and Ladder Co. 14; injured Octo- 
ber 2, 1942 259.59 

Roy L. Feiereisel, Fireman (deceased). 
Hook and Ladder Co. 36; injured Octo- 
ber 8, 1942 53.35 

John W. Doyle, Fireman, Engine Co. 42; 

injured March 29, 1942 92.25 

William Erdmann, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 10 ; injured July 16, 1942 13.00 

James Garth, Fireman, Hook and Ladder 

Co. 10; injured July 11, 1942 19.00 

Theodore Hannemann, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 10; injured July 7, 1942 19.50 

William J. Harden, Patrolman, District 3; 

injured February 17, 1943 5.00 

Dwight Hartnett, Patrolman, District 34; 

injured December 21, 1942 355.80 

Edward Kearney, Sergeant, District 18; 

injured January 30, 1943 25.00 

George Peterman, Patrolman, District 16; 

injured January 8, 1943 7.50 

Burnell H. Peters, Fireman, Engine Co. 27; 

injured July 17, 1942 63.35 

Walter P. Rowan, Patrolman, District 14; 

injured January 5, 1943 20.00 

Richard J. Donovan, Patrolman, District 

7 ; injured January 24, 1943 4.50 

Miles E. D'Arcy, Fireman, Engine Co. 13; 

injured July 17, 1942 15.70 

Hugh Farley, Patrolman, District 16; in- 
jured August 21, 1942 3.00 

William L. Kappel, Fireman, Squad 3; in- 
jured April 22, 1941 93.30 

Thomas M. Ryan, Fireman, Engine Co. 85 ; 

injured January 6, 1942 580.35 

Robert J. Glascott, Lieutenant, Engine Co. 

78; injured April 27, 1942 47.18 



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Thomas P. Breen, Fireman, Squad 6; in- 



jured December 13, 1942 22.50 

Wilbert A. Stingley, Fireman, Squad 3 ; in- 
jured May 25, 1942 86.59 

Edmund J. Wall, Fireman, Squad 1; in- 
jured November 12, 1941 965.15 

William A. Springer, Fireman, Engine Co. 

125; injured January 9, 1942 1,374.75 

Michael J. Corrigan, Fire Commissioner; 

injured May 25, 1942.... 31.00 

Michael Storen, Patrolman, Traffic Divi- 
sion; injured November 30, 1942 197.00 

Peter J. Bezmek, Fireman, Squad 9; in- 
jured October 5, 1942 11.25 

Henry Brennecke, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 26; injured October 28, 1942 4.00 
Bernard C. Denk, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 13; injured November 19, 1942.. 5.00 
Richard H. Dorband, Fireman, Hook and 
Ladder Co. 22; injured December 28, 

1942 : 53.00 

Clarence H. Eklund, Fireman, Engine Co. 

74; injured January 5, 1943 4.50 

Charles W. Ellington, Fireman, Engine Co. 

19; injured May 12, 1942 56.85 

John Etchingham, Fireman, Engine Co. 

44; injured September 16, 1942 2.00 

Emil Gorsha, Fireman, Engine Co. 21; in- 
jured August 7, 1942. 3.00 

Henry J. Joyce, Jr., Fireman, Engine Co. 

88; injured October 9, 1942 77.05 

Thomas Kilmartin, Fireman, Engine Co. 

76; injured March 23, 1942 4.00 

Frank R. Rundle, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 2 ; injured October 27, 1942 43.24 

Ralph A. Scavone, Lieutenant, Squad 9; 

injured October 5, 1942 2.00 

Thomas Torpy, Patrolman, District 17; in- 
jured January 26, 1943 168.15 

Henry P. Meier, Lieutenant, Engine Co. 3 ; 

injured November 1, 1942 3.00 

Peter Janicek, Fireman, Engine Co. 65; in- 
jured November 20, 1942 31.00 

Elmer J. Johnson, Fireman, Squad 3; in- 
jured October 5, 1942 11.20 

Walter M. Kuszynski, Fireman, Engine Co. 

14; injured December 9, 1942 27.10 

William S. MacMillan, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 6 ; injured December 19, 1942 8.00 
Alton F. McKillip, Fireman, Engine Co. 

35; injured December 13, 1942... 17.80 

Harvey O. Newberg, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 27; injured October 27, 1942 5.00 
Joseph E. O'Malley, Fireman, Squad 10; 

injured December 16, 1942. .. 13.00 

Charles H. Voves, Patrolman, Traffic Divi- 
sion; injured November 11, 1942 313.00 

John Bucker, Fireman, Squad 10; injured 

December 16, 1942 13.00 

Eugene H. Christian, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 39 ; injured December 8, 1942 5.00 
Joseph L. Curtin, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 12; injured October 23, 1942 3.00 

Raymond Doran, Fireman, Squad 5; in- 
jured November 2, 1942 6.00 

William J. Duffin, Fireman, Engine Co. 85; 

injured September 17, 1942 2.00 

William H. Siemund, Fireman, Engine Co. 

12; injured September 17, 1942 2.00 

Horatio Winsauer, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 21 ; injured July 23, 1942 75.00 

Frank Cerkouski, Fireman, Engine Co. 25; 

injured August 31, 1942 92.00 

Frank Narucki, Fireman, Engine Co. 30; 

injured December 5, 1942 27.00 

Francis H. Quinn, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 25; injured January 31, 1942 345.85 



Robert Anderson, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 39 ; injured October 13, 1942 143 10 

James P. Fleming, Captain, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 51; injured October 17, 1942... 130 04 

Frank Brunell, Patrolman, District 14; in- 
jured January 15, 1943 5 oo 

Frank J. DeBartolo, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 50; injured January 3, 1943 6 50 

John W. Hillebold, Lieutenant, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 8; injured December 8, 1942 29.00 

Frank J. Kubek, Lieutenant, Engine Co. 

12; injured July 13, 1942.. 5950 

Frank Wayman, Captain, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 29 ; injured August 11, 1942 18.00 

Bernard A. Quinn, Fireman, Hook and 
Ladder Co. 40; injured November 4, 
1942 6.00 

William J. Eckert, Firem^an, Squad 9; in- 
jured October 5, 1942 2.50 

Edv/ard Toemmel, Fireman, Engine Co. 

22; injured October 27, 1942 :.. 4.55 

John J. Fenlon, Lieutenant, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 7; injured October 5, 1942.... 17 00 

Helmer J. Strandberg, Battalion Chief, 

Battalion 23; injured October 4, 1942.... 4.00 

Patrick J. Coughlin, Patrolman, District 

16; injured September 19, 1937 18.00 

John J. Hanrahan, Sergeant, Detective Bu- 
reau; injured February 18, 1943.... 5.00 

James VanJedlicka, Temporary Patrolman, 
Dog Catcher, Dog Pound; injured Feb- 
ruary 19, 1943 12.00 

William E. Harvey, Patrolman, District 6; 

injured February 14, 1943 77.25 

Harry Richelsen, Patrolman, District 26; 

injured January 26, 1943 36.00 

William J. O'Connor, Fireman, Engine Co. 

83; injured October 26, 1942 12.00 

Michael Harris, Patrolman, District 18; 

injured February 6, 1943 35.00 

Joseph Plocar, Patrolman, District 26; in- 
jured March 2, 1943... 7.50 

Walter A. Hoder, Patrolman, District 35; 

injured September 1, 1928... 200.00 

Albert Haake, Patrolman, District 41; in- 
jured March 19, 1943 15.50 

Leslie E. Cullen, Patrolman, District 37; 

injured February 4, 1943... 3.00 

Theodore Pijanowski, Patrolman, District 

35; injured August 24, 1941... 332.35 

James Curtin, Sergeant, District 6; in- 
jured November 25, 1942 19.00 

John Graham, Patrolman, District 16; in- 
jured January 21, 1943.. 100.00 

George L. Hurley, Patrolman, Traffic Divi- 
sion; injured March 19, 1943 20.00 

Sylvester Washington, Patrolman, Detec- 
tive Bureau; injured January 18, 1943.. 14.50 

Eugene Coyle, Patrolman, District 8; in- 
jured January 16, 1943... • 62.00 



Allowances of Compensation for Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [February 25, 1943 
and subsequently] sundry claims for compensation 
for damage to property caused by the breaking of a 
water main in the vicinity of N. Hamlin and W. 
Chicago avenues on August 7, 1941, submitted , a 
report recommending the passage of a proposed order 
submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to the following-named persons the amounts set 
opposite their names, same to be in full for dam- 
ages to property caused by the breaking of a water 
main in the vicinity of N. Hamlin and W. Chicago 
avenues on August 7, 1941, and charge same to 
Account 195-M: 

Ernest Brogmus, 3725 W. Chicago avenue.. ..$95.00 

Joseph DeLascio, 631 N. Hamlin avenue 52.00 

Mrs. Clara Foley, 711 N. Ridgeway avenue.... 75.00 
Mrs. Margaret O'Donnell, 711 N. Ridgeway 

avenue 30.00 

Louis Benton, 728 N. Ridgeway avenue 20.00 

Joseph Morreale, 728 N. Ridgeway avenue.... 70.00 

and the Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass vouchers in pay- 
ment for same when approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 



Name 
Wells Petroleum Co. 
Walgreen Drug Stores 

Mrs. Blanche Stluka 
Edmund F. Bennett, M. D. 

Harry Utter 



Allowances of Rebates and Refunds of Vehicle 
License Fees. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [December 3, 1942 
and subsequently] sundry claims for rebates and re- 
funds of vehicle license fees, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 



Name 

Johnson Refrigeration Co. 

Joseph J. Kolar 

Henry D. Cristol 

Donald Miller 

c/o Scientific Oil Com- 
pounding Co. 

A. G. Specht 

Harold R. Weidner 



Allowances of Refunds of Miscellaneous License Fees. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [December 3, 1942 
and subsequently] sundry claims for refunds of mis- 
cellaneous license fees, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for claims for 
refunds of various license fees as indicated, and 
charge same to Account 36-M-2: 



License No. Amount 

Filling Station No. 428 $114.00 

Cigarette No. 2230. 50.00 

Food Dispenser No. 1784 27.50 

Food Purveyor No. 10770 5.00 

Hospital License Receipt 

No. D-22439 50.00 

Dog License No. 14090 3.00 



Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn. 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds and rebates on 
various vehicle license fees, as indicated, and 
charge same to Account 236-M: 



Vehicle 

Address License No. Amount 

549 W. Washington blvd ..A-505865 $ 8.00 

1817 S. Laflin street .....A-515988 4.00 

Navy Pier, Chicago A-139548 8.00 

1637 S. Kilbourn avenue A-22439 • 8.00 

7431 Eggleston avenue.... A-29865 8.00 

9525 S. Merton avenue. Oak Lawn, 111 A-13616 8.00 



Address 
816 Haines court 
744 Bowen avenue 

2044 W. 18th place 

7936 Cottage Grove avenue 

6553 S. Damen avenue 



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Vehicle 




Name 




License No. 


Amount 


Patrick H. Young 


5625 Eddy street 


A-327659 


8,00 


The Lord & Bushnell Co. 


2424 S. Laflm street 


D-23065 and 








D-23066 


48.00 


Henry Merschat 


oloo Hjbernart avenue 


A-49298 


8.00 


F. B. Mulvaney 


oood S. Harper avenue 


A-13562 


7.33 


Louis Berkman 


1554 S. Trumbull avenue 


A-1554 


7.33 


Elmer M. Casey 






8.00 


Naval Air Station, 








Chicago Auto Parts, Inc. 


3053 Lawrence avenue 


C-16854 


12.00 


Continental Can Co. 


3701 S. Ashland avenue..— 


A-37842 


8.00 


Thomas A. Glennon, 








c/o Mrs. Wmifred McLmden 


354 W. 24th street 


A-15293 


8.00 


S. Gordon & Sons 


41 W. Cullerton avenue 


D-26143, 








D-26144, D-26145 


72.00 


Andrew Janis 


2508 N. 79th avenue, Glenwood Park, 111. 


A-32668 


8.00 


D. Bertram G. Nelson, M. D. 


5632 Kenwood avenue 


A-11595 . 


8.00 


Mrs. Henry Nieman 


1115 E. 81st street 


A-31952 


8.00 


Harold F. Ost 


4506 Oakenwald avenue 


A-22835 


7.33 


Joseph R. Perek 


3400 N. Oconto avenue.. 


C-17423 


12.00 


Arthur K. Peterson, M.D. 


8215 S. Carpenter street 


A-22803 


8.00 


Emma T. Seaman 


2222 Orrington avenue, Evanston, 111 


A-16112 


8.00 


Grant J. Ziegler 


4645 N. Elston avenue 


A-12520 


8.00 


Robert E. Aikens 


7007 Crandon avenue 


A-43049 


7.33 


Erwin J. Basten 


3329 N. Oak Park avenue 


A-107078 


6.66 


Ruth Bernardt 


476 Sheridan road 


A-31175 


8.00 


Russell F. Carlson, Jr. 


7345 South Park avenue 


A-34831 


8.00 


Irving Clark, 








c/o Betty Clark 


4727 N. Monticello avenue 


A-21672 


7.33 


Ambrose C. Cramer 


661^ ir Street, in.w., wasnington, u, u. 


A -1 A'700 
A-lUlZZ 


7.33 


Dr. Morris Fishbein 


535 N. Dearborn street 


B-15519 


16.00 


Myrtle A. Gersch 


6041 N. Neva avenue 


A-39136 


7.33 


Dr. H. S. Green 


1005 Belmont avenue 


A-60219 


6.66 


John Kessler, Jr. 


5857 S. Calumet avenue 


A-81407 


6.66 


M. M. Montgomery, M.D. 


1358 Sedgwick street 


A-34951 


7.33 


Mrs. Nettie Neurauter 


5422 Berteau avenue 


A-8002 


7.33 


Vincent Stazzone, 








c/o Sam Stazzone 


5345 S. Maplewood avenue 


A-41315 


7.33 


Harry Gustafson, 








c/o Mrs. May C. Gustafson 


2556 N. Lamon avenue 


A-37295 


8.00 



Donald E. Larson, 
c/o S. A. Poyer, 

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. 1305 W. 105th street A-27243 8.00 



Allowances of Rebates of Water Rates. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [January 25, 1943 
and subsequently] sundry claims for rebates of water 
rates, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request "w^as made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 



Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to the following-named persons the amounts set 
opposite their names, same to be in full for claims 
for rebates on water taxes on the premises indi- 
cated, and charge same to Account 198-M: 



Premises Amount 

1200 Lake Shore Dr $ 38.60 

2037 N. Winchester Av 12.99 

2144 N. Winchester Av 25.67 

7318-22 S. Ashland Av 21.10 

11303 S. Hermosa Av 23.85 

1221 W. Monroe St 6.80 

1528 Wolfram St 8.10 

1852 Larrabee St 14.08 

9022-24 Kingston Av 20.00 

938-44 N. Wells St 223.97 

1300-02 S. Union Av 31.88 

1154 W. Huron St 41.40 



Name 
Hogan & Farwell, Inc. 
Mary Kendzierski 
Stanley Konieczny 
William McDonnell 
C. P. Bolton 
L. Doyle 
Mary Firbig 
Rose Kraus 
Mrs. Bessie Strauch 
Paige Wallace, Inc. 
Jacob Rawitz 
Mrs. John Swider 



Address 

141 W. Jackson Blvd. 
1754 W. Armitage Av. 
2144 N. Winchester Av. 

728 W. 65th St. 
2204 W. 111th St. 
1221 W. Monroe St. 
1528 Wolfram St. 
5424 N. Wayne Av. 
9022-24 Kingston Av. 

700 N. State St. 
1302 S. Union Av. 
1154 W. Huron St. 



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85 



Allowances of Refunds of 90% of Special Assessments 
for Water Supply Pipes. 

The Committee on Finance, to wliom had been 
referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 25, 1942 
and subsequently] sundry claims for refunds of 90% 
of special assessments for water supply pipes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of a pro- 
posed ordinance submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the following-named 
persons in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same being refunds due under special assessment 
warrants for laying water pipe enumerated, in ac- 
cordance with the report of the Board of Local 
Improvements attached. These refunds are or- 
dered issued under County Clerk's certificates of 
payment and duplicate special assessment receipts; 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from Account 137-V-3, upon identification and 
proper power of attorney, from claimant when, 
from the surplus of the net income from the water 
rates, there is in the City Treasury sufficient money 
therefor and when the Comptroller shall so certify: 



Warrant No. Name Amount 

48411 George H. Mayr $ 599.12 

50545 Robert F. Miller 71.70 

48555 R. P. Hartenstein... 20.66 

43601 Estate of John Mariner.... 137.61 

45674 Estate of Emil Rudert 169.69 

43596 Estate of Emil Rudert 65.72 

50545 Schwartz & Arieff 140.44 

50910 David Fast 93.02 

Mt. Greenwood 

No. 2 & No. 3 Mrs. Elizabeth Finseth 31.35 

50910 Alma F. Gamble 46.51 

37441 Estate of Jas.H. Hackett.. 101.37 

50545 Mrs. A. Martinkus 527.98 

38363 Percy J. Ready.. 112.44 

43404 M. Rosset 103.89 

44960 Minnie O. Smythe 139.59 

43601 Frank Ehlschlager 55.55 

52801 Gerald Gorman 187.56 

49628 John F. Hutchinson 79.65 

43409 Henry Oedzes.. 56.52 

37831 Estate of T. A. Pease 84.81 

41027 Estate of T. A. Pease 106.85 

44957 Harvey L. Rietz... 78.16 

43601 A. T. Mcintosh & Company 20.02 

52801 Charles E. Sundberg 550.87 



Warrant No. Name Amount 
21209 First National Bank of 

Chicago 251.17 

32000 Estate of Richard Kirk.... 174.78 

45345 Mrs. Malcolm Mclnnes 66.38 

54791 G.F.Matthews & Company 158.70 

43400 Albert O'Rourke 70.06 

39242 Estate of Seth Sprague, 

deceased (United 
States Trust Co. of 

New York) 138.38 

43409 Arthur Weinreb 155.73 

42542 Tom Bourbulos 55.33 

Morgan Park 

230 Cochran & McClure 305.68 

33656 D. B. Devore 42.79 

46706 D. B. Devore. 129.82 

43409 L. W. & C. E. Dunton 184.27 

50545 Fred Sainer 74.10 

46385 George H. Spahr 169.91 

•21209 Louise Spahr 54.00 

35307 Louise Spahr 238.05 

46710 Michael P. Breen 121.32 

46710 C. J. Marhoefer 60.66 

50367 Grant Shopbel 91.84 

48706 R. L. Roberts 225.85 

Morgan Park . 

230 Rochester Trust Company 116.87 
53426 Henry G. Zander & Com- 
pany 53.86 

44688 Wm. Ashton 413.41 

36943 Florence Stone Dewey 85.22 

37540 Mrs. P. R. Kendall 51.59 

48558 F. E. Legris 1,239.16 

48706 Mrs. E. McMahon 43.98 

50367 L. Ruppert 31.33 

37540 C. T. Tanner 77.35 

46710 E. H. Ellitt 534.24 

46710 Louis W. Hoffman 119.74 

46710 Lily M. Iser 60.66 

49175 Paul M. Agic 146.84 

50369 Estate of Elizabeth M. 

Cheny 307.30 

50370 Estate of Elizabeth M. 

Cheny 68.86 

50911 Estate of Elizabeth M. 

Cheny 42.21 

48706 J. H. Gerken 65.32 

48706 A. J. Liebman 42.68 

43914 William T. Hatch 135.00 

48964 Wm. W. Kuhns 11.96 

38368 Joseph P. Lathrop 227.88 

49175 C. E. Mardiss 97.06 

54172 J. C. Morrell 71.88 

53906 West Lawn Improvement 

Association 61.67 

55153 Baltimore & Ohio Chi- 
cago Terminal Rail- 
road Company 79.66 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
from and after its passage. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Acquisition of Right of Way for 
West Route of Comprehensive Superhighway 
System and Dearborn St. Subway 
Extension (Parcel No. 14). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Bowler, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 



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sioner of Subways and Superhighways regarding 
the acquisition of Parcel 14, known as Nos. 414- 
420 S. Dearborn St., in connection with the opening 
and widening of W. Congress Street, begs leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing proposed order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by 30 members of the committee, with no 
dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of April 12, 
1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
pay to the Trust Company of Chicago, as trustee 
under the provisions of a trust agreement dated 
November 1, 1940, known as Trust No. 2723, the 
sum of $805.00, the said amount representing the 
judgment entered by the court in favor of the 
defendant, as attorney fees, in connection with the 
acquisition of Parcel 14, known as 414-420 S. Dear- 
born Street. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 12, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 

the Finance Committee of the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 
In re : Route No. 2 of the Initial System of Subways 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that on the 8th 
day of April, 1943, Judgment was entered in the 
cause entitled City of Chicago v. Trust Company 
of Chicago, No. 40 C 11457, condemnation proceed- 
ings to acquire right of way for subway, for the 
sum of $805.00, in favor of the Trust Company of 
Chicago, as Trustee under the provisions of a trust 
agreement dated November 1, 1940, and known as 
Trust No. 2723, and against the City of Chicago, 
petitioner. The said Trust Company of Chicago is 
the owner of record of Parcel 14, known as 414-420 
S. Dearborn Street, part of which was proposed to 
be taken in the original subway suit but which 
parcel was later dismissed out of said suit when a 
new subway line was established. 

The owners of Parcel 14 filed a petition pursuant 
to Paragraph 10 of Chapter 47 of the Illinois 
Statutes which provides that the court shall allow 
attorneys' fees, costs and expenditures incurred in 
defending against a condemnation petition if the 
petition is voluntarily dismissed. The original 
amount claimed by the owners was $1405.00. On 
hearing the court allowed a total amount of 
$805.00. 

I am advised by the attorneys representing ,the 
City that the amount allowed is fair and that an 
appeal can not successfully be prosecuted. I, 
therefore, recommend that authority be given the 
Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways to 
pay said amount out of the City of Chicago's Con- 
struction Account (D. No. 111. 1891-F) to the Trust 
Company of Chicago, as Trustee under the provi- 
sions of a trust agreement dated November 1, 1940, 
known as Trust No. 2723, in payment of said 
judgment. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) C. E. De Leuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Acquisition of Bight of Way for 
West Route of Comprehensive Superhighway 
System and Dearborn St. Subway 
Extension (Parcel No. 19). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Bowler, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago^ May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways regarding 
the acquisition of property known as Nos. 510-514 
S. Dearborn Street in connection with the opening 
and widening of W. Congress Street (Parcel 19), 
begs leave to submit the following proposed order 
without recommendation (this procedure was con- 
curred in by 30 members of the committee, with no 
dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the recommendation of the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Superhighways dated 
May 1, 1943, attached hereto and made a part here- 
of, recommending approval of the stipulated settle- 
ment in connection with Parcel 19 owned by 
William Preston Harrison, Carter H. Harrison, Jr. 
and Sterling Morton as trustees, and located at 
510-14 S. Dearborn Street, with a frontage of 
20.58 ft. and a depth of 67.1 ft., improved with 
a four-story and basement brick building, for the 
sum of $30,000.00, be and the same is hereby 
approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JAS. B. Bowler, 

Chairm,an. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 1, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Re: West Route of the Comprehensive Super- 
highway System 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that in the con- 
demnation proceedings entitled City of Chicago v. 
Walter Charles Atwell, et al.. Circuit Court No. 
41 C 1270, authorized by the City Council, an agree- 
ment has been made, subject to your approval and 
the approval of the State, with the owners of Parcel 
19 involved in said suit for the acquiring of said 
parcel. The proposed agreement is as follows: 

Parcel 19 is owned by William Preston Harrison, 
Carter H. Harrison, Jr. and Sterling Morton, as 
trustees, and is represented by Attorney Arthur 
Sullivan. This property is known as 510-14 S. Dear- 
born Street (511-17 S. Federal Street). It is a part 
of a larger parcel of land having a width of 40 feet 
with a uniform depth of 67.1 feet, of which ap- 
proximately 20.58 feet are taken leaving a re- 
mainder of 19.42 feet. The land taken has an area 
of 1380 square feet. It is improved with a four 
story and basement brick building forty-five years 
old, with a cubical content of approximately 161,000 
cubic feet. It is occupied as a hotel, tavern, shoe 
repair shop and valet service. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



87 



Legal Description. 

Lot 25 (except that part taken for Street) in 
Ogden's Subdivision of Block 124 in School Sec- 
tion Addition to Chicago, 16-39-14, beginning at 
the northwest corner of said Lot 25, thence 
south along the west line of said Lot 25 for a 
distance of 20.17 feet, thence easterly along a 
straight line to a point on the west line of S. 
Dearborn Street, said point being 21 feet south of 
the north line of said Lot 25, thence north along 
the west line of S. Dearborn Street to the north 
line of said Lot 25, thence west along the north 
line of said Lot 25 to the point of beginning. 
The building has a party wall on the North line. 
As a result of the taking, the entire building must 
be destroyed. The owners have agreed to convey 
to the City the land and building required for the 
said superhighway and to accept in full for the 
same and damage to remainder the sum of 
$30,000.00, the City to wreck the entire building at 
its cost and keep the salvage. 

The sound value of the building as of the date of 
the filing of the petition, February 6, 1941, was 
estimated by I. F. Stern, Consulting Engineer, at 
$13,500.00, less obsolescence, and by Frank A. 
Randall at $10,500.00, less obsolescence. In the 
settlement figures the land was valued at $13,- 
8C0.00, the building at $9,700.00 and damage to 
remainder at $6,500.00. 

The assessed value of the entire property as de- 
termined in the 1939 Quadrennial was $39,488.00; 
the assessed value of the land was at the rate of 
$12.11 per square foot. 

This tentative agreement now presented to you 
for approval has been arranged as a result of num- 
erous conferences between the representatives of 
the owners and the attorneys and appraisers em- 
ployed by the City and the P. W. A. This parcel 
is acquired for superhighway purposes only and the 
cost of this acquisition is to be paid from the Motor 
Fuel Tax funds. 

I, therefore, recommend • that the Corporation 
Coimsel be authorized to proceed to have a verdict 
and judgment entered in accordance with the above 
indicated settlement, provided the State concurs in 
said settlement, the concurrence of the State being 
necessary since the cost of this acquisition is paid 
from Motor Fuel Tax funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. De Leuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Acquisition of Right of Way for 
West Route of Comprehensive Superhighway 
System and Dearborn St. Subway 
Extension (Parcel No. 29). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Bowler, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Conomis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways regarding 
the acquisition of property known as Nos. 504-512 
S. Clark Street, in connection with the opening and 
widening of W. Congress Street (Parcel 29), begs 
leave to submit the following proposed order with- 
out recommendation (this procedure was concurred 



in by 30 members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes) : 

Ordered, That the recommendation of the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Superhighways, dated 
March 23, 1943, attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, recommending approval of the stipulated 
settlement, in connection with parcel 29, owned by 
Lehmann Estate, Inc., and located at 504-512 S. 
Clark Street, with a frontage of 49.165 feet and a 
depth of 103.4 feet, improved with a three-story- 
and-basement brick building containing three 
stores and four flats, for the sum of $32,500.00, be 
and the same is hereby approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

March 23, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 

the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 
Re: West Route of the Comprehensive System of 

Superhighways and Route No. 2 of the Initial 

System of Subways. 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that in the con- 
demnation proceedings entitled City of Chicago v. 
Walter Charles Atwell, et al., an agreement has 
been made, subject to your approval and the ap- 
proval of the State, with the owner of Parcel 29 
involved in said suit for the acquiring of said parcel. 
The proposed agreement is as follows : 

Parcel 29 is owned by Lehmann Estate, Inc. 
It is represented by Attorney Robert Irmiger. This 
property is known as 504-512 S. Clark Street, hav- 
ing a frontage on S. Clark Street of 49.165 feet 
and a depth of 103.4 feet, extending west to a 12 
foot paved alley. The property contains a total 
area of 5,084 square feet. This property is im- 
proved with a three story and basement brick 
building containing three stores and four flats. 
There are some frame sheds in the rear. 

Legal Description 
The south 1/2 of Lot 3 and the north V2 of Lot 4 
in Block 113, School Section Addition to Chicago, 
■ 16-39-14. 

The owner has agreed to accept in full the sum 
of $32,500.00, including land and building. 

The sound value of the building as of the date 
of the filing of the petition, February 6, 1941, was 
estimated by the real estate appraisers for the City 
and the P. W. A. at $7,080.00, and the value of the 
land at $25,420.00, which is on the basis of $5.00 
per square foot. 

The assessed value of the entire property as de- 
termined in the 1939 Quadrennial was $47,907.00; 
the assessed value of the land was $8.11 per square 
foot. 

This tentative agreement now presented to you 
for approval has been arranged as a result of num- 
erous conferences between the representatives of 
the owner and the attorneys and appraisers em- 
ployed by the City and the P. W. A. This property 
is required for the superhighway and the subway. 
The allocation of the cost of this parcel as worked 
out by the Engineer of the Subway and P. W. A. 
is as follows: 



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Highway - - - - $16,947.00 

Subway - 15,553.C0 

I, therefore, recommend that the Corporation 
Counsel be authorized to proceed to have a verdict 
and judgment entered in accordance with the above 
indicated settlement, provided the State concurs in 
said settlement, the concurrence of the State being 
necessary since part of the cost of this acquisition 
is paid from Motor Fuel Tax Funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Report as to Expenditures for Acquisition of Right 
of Way for Subway and Superhighway 
Construction Purposes. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago^ May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways reporting on 
disbursements for the purpose of acquiring right of 
way through private property for Initial System of 
Subways and the West Route of the Comprehen- 
sive Superhighway System, begs leave to report 



and recommend that said communication be pub- 
lished and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request v/as made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication submitted with 
the foregoing committee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 28, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I desire to file with your committee 
the following report of disbursements for the pur- 
pose of acquiring Right of Way through private 
property where needed for construction of the 
Initial System of Subways and the West Route of 
the Comprehensive Superhighway System. Dis- 
bursements conforming with various authoriza- 
tions granted me by the City Council were made 
during the month of March, 1943, as indicated 
below : 



Initial System 
of Subways 
(incl. Signal 
Tower Sites) 

Special Counsel in charge of Right of Way Acquisi- 
tion : 

Services - -- $ 519.77 

Expenses 72.98 

Services, Assistant to Special Counsel - 233.24 

Other Services: 

Real Estate Appraisers and Valuators 219.78 

Court Stenographer 159.05 

Salaries — Department Payroll - - 531.17 

Court Costs and Other Legal Expense 7.84 

Miscellaneous .- ^•'^^ 

Total - $1.747.54 



West Route 
Superhighways 



650.23 
55.79 
295.51 

582.72 
898.80 
264.42 
32.16 
94.71 



$2,874.34 



Total 



$1,170.00 
128.77 
528.75 

802.50 
1,057.85 
795.59 
40.00 
98.42 
$4,621.88 



Cost of Right of Way for Subways and 

Superhighways acquired as of March 

31, 1943, or on which negotiations 

have been practically completed $2,276,000.00 

Total expense of acquiring Right of 

Way as of March 31, 1943 302,340.63 

All work and negotiations for acquisition of Right 
of Way pertaining to the Initial System of Sub- 
ways have been conducted in cooperation with at- 
torneys and appraisers engaged by the PWA, and 
all proceedings and payments for Right of Way 
acquired therefor have been approved by the Public 
Works Administration, the City Council and the 
Comptroller. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Report as to Progress of Subway Construction Work 
(Order No. 2, Contract T-5). 

The Committee on Finance subniitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways making a 
report of progress on Order No. 2, Contract T-5, 
begs leave to report and recommend that said 
communication be published and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) JAS. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 



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No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication submitted with 
the foregoing committee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 8, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — ^In order that your committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 
progress being made on the construction of the 
Initial System of Subways, I wish to report as fol- 
lows : 

The contract for station equipment in the State 
Street subway, Order No. 2 Contract T-5 was 
awarded to the Schick-Johnson Company on De- 
cember 1, 1942. The specifications provide that 
the contract shall be substantially completed within 
120 consecutive calendar days. This fixes the 
date of completion of this section as of March 30, 
1943. It is now obvious from the present rate of 
progress and the present status of the work that all 
obligations on this contract will not be fulfilled 
within the originally specified time. 

The contract provides that extensions of time 
shall be granted to the contractor for unavoidable 
delays due to a variety of causes enumerated in 
the contract provided that such delays are entirely 
beyond the control of the contractor. One such 
enumerated delay is the inability of the contractor, 
with the exercise of due diligence, to obtain the 
specified materials or equipment, as needed for the 
work, due to priorities established by the United 
States of America directing the use of certain ma- 
terials for National Defense work or due to the 
prohibitions by the United States of America of 
the use for other than National Defense needs. 

The contract further provides that if the contrac- 
tor does not meet the requirements as to time, 
progress and final completion within the date speci- 
fied or extended as specified in the contract, the 
City may declare this contract forfeited. However, 
inasmuch as it appears that subway completion will 
not be delayed by permitting them to finish this 
work, the uaterest of the City, in our opinion, is 
best served by allowing the contractor, Schick- 
Johnson Company, upon the consent of their surety, 
to continue and complete the contract for Order 
No. 2, Contract T-5 even though there be a tech- 
nical default as to time of completion. 

As the work progresses on other contracts on 
the subway, similar information will be presented 
to your Committee as the occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 

Report as to Progress of Subway Construction Work 
(Order No. 3, Contract T-5). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 



sioner of Subways and Superhighways making a re- 
port of progress on Order No. 3, Contract T-5, begs 
leave to report and recommend that said communi- 
cation be published and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication submitted with 
the foregoing committee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

April 9, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance, of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 
progress being made on the construction of the 
Initial System of Subways, I wish to report as 
follows : 

The contract for station equipment in the State 
Street subway. Order No. 3, Contract T-5 was 
awarded to the Titan Ornamental Iron Works, Inc. 
on December 1, 1942. The specifications provide 
that the contract shall be substantially completed 
within 120 consecutive calendar days. This fixes 
the date of completion of this section as of March 
30, 1943. It is now obvious from the present rate 
of progress and the present status of the work that 
all obligations on this contract will not be fulfilled 
within the originally specified time. 

The contract provides that extensions of time 
shall be granted to the contractor for unavoidable 
delays due to a variety of causes enimierated in 
the contract provided that such delays are entirely 
beyond the control of the contractor. One such 
enumerated delay is the inability of the contractor, 
with the exercise of due diligence, to obtain the 
specified materials or equipment, as needed for the 
work, due to priorities established by the United 
States of America directing the use of certain ma- 
terials for National Defense work or due to the 
prohibitions by the United States of America of the 
use for other than National Defense needs. 

The contract further provides that if the con- 
tractor does not meet the requirements as to time, 
progress and final completion within the date speci- 
fied or extended as specified in the contract, the 
City may declare this contract forfeited. However, 
inasmuch as it appears that subway completion will 
not be delayed by permitting them to finish this 
work, the interest of the City, in our opinion, is 
best served by allowing the contractor. Titan Orna- 
mental Iron Works, Inc., upon the consent of their 
surety, to continue and complete the contract for 
Order No. 3, Contract T-5, even though there be 
a technical default as to time of completion. 

As the work progresses on other contracts on 
the subway, similar information will be presented 
to your Committee as the occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

' Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



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Proposed Basic Planning Policy for Future Physical 
Development of Chicago. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [December 21, 
1942, page 7974] resolution relative to a basic 
planning policy for future physical development of 
Chicago, having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend that said reso- 
lution be referred to the Committee on Planning. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 28 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) JAS. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of Amount of Compensation to be Paid 
to Chief Probation Officer of Adult Probation 
Department of Cook County. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which was re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 18, 1943, 
page 8429] a certified copy of a rule entered by the 
Municipal Court of Chicago concerning the com- 
pensation to be paid to the Chief Probation Officer 
of Adult Probation of Cook County, having had the 
same under advisement, begs leave to report and 
recommend that said matter be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 28 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Jas. B. Bowler, 
Chairman. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of Supplemental Report Concerning 
Proceeds of Poppy Day Sales in 1943. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the American 
Legion regarding Poppy Day receipts of 1942, begs 
leave to report and recommend that said communi- 
cation be published and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 28 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Jas, B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the supplemental report submitted 
with the committee report: 

Chicago, April 12, 1943. 

Mr. Maurice Lepavsky, 
Secy., Veterans' Poppy Day Association, 
303 West Monroe street, 
Chicago, Illinois 
3rd Floor 

My dear Mr. Lepavsky — As a supplement to 
our letter of March 3, 1943, you will find attached 
the record of Receipts and Expenditures for the 
thirty-one Posts which had not supplied their state- 
ments up to the time of our letter of March 3. With 
the transmittal of the accounts for these thirty-one 
Posts, the Report of The American Legion for 1942 
is complete, all Posts participating in the 1942 Sale 
having complied with the request of the City Coun- 
cil for such Report. 
Total received by 154 Posts 

' participating - $45,886.08 

Total received by 123 Posts 

reported $38,218.42 

Total received by 31 Posts re- 
ported as attached hereto.... 7,667.66 $45,886.08 

Total expended by 123 Posts 

reported $45,040.90 

Total expended by 31 Posts re- 
ported as attached hereto.... 13,011.21 

Total expended by 154 Posts 

participating $58,052.11 

Total expended over and above , 
amount received by 154 

Posts participating $12,166.03 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) L. R. Benston, 

Department Service Officer. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day 
of April 1943. 

(Signed) E. C. McCormick, 
Notary Public. 

My comm. expires: February 14, 1945. 
[Impression of official seal of E. C. McCormick, 
Notary Public, Cook County, Illinois.] 

Post Received Expended 

First District 

LaSalle Hotel $ 73.54 $ 25.00 

Chicago Firemen 64.48 134.48 

Flannery — 90.66 137.00 

E. A. Lawrence Highway 109.39 87.00 

Chicago Park District 60.44 65.80 

Second District 

Commodore Vanderbilt 205.53 211.24 

Western Union 109.23 108.30 

Chicago Elevated 553.56 519.36 

Third District 

Ilinois Central 355.08 . 492.82 

Republic 115.16 45.50 

Oakland Kenwood 280.74 70.60 

George Giles 120.27 140.00 

Frank Hughes 332.05 502.03 

Fort Dearborn 273.91 1,734.80 

Fred Schweitzer 284.00 363.24 

Chicago Stock Yards. 176.67 335.82 

R. J. Hagamann 50.49 824.37 

Burke O'Malley 192.23 326.52 

South Central Unit 126.01 320.10 



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Post Received 

Fourth District 

Darius Girenas 81.15 

O'Donnell Eddy 468.60 

Lawndale Crawford 640.01 

Pilsen 230.22 

Flanders 106.78 

Fifth District 
Austin 398.85 

Sixth District 

Lincoln Square 694.77 

Field Apartments 327.62 

Allied 254.59 

Pulaski 254.50 

Northwestern 472.16 

First Aero Wing.. 164.97 



Expended 

2,887.00 
829.25 
575.00 
150.00 
119.00 

308.01 

605.47 
84.98 
249.90 
193.30 
460.32 
105.00 



Reports of Disposal of Old Material at House of 
Correction. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Comp- 
troller regarding old material reports of the House 
of Correction for the months of January, February 
and March, 1943, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend that said reports be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 28 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Disallowance of Sundry Claims for Compensation, Etc. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which v/ere re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) claims for compen- 
sation, as follows: 

[May 22, 1941] Goldblatt Brothers, damage to 

equipment and merchandise; 
' [October 16, 1941] Sarah Elizabeth Forbes, per- 
sonal injuries; 
[November 25, 1941] Mrs. S. Berg, refund of 
street opening deposit; Mrs. Cecelia Goldstein, 
damage to fence; 
[December 10, 1941] Anthony Danna, damage to 
automobile ; 

[December 22, 1941] Anna Haeusler, damage to 
fence ; 

[January 29, 1942] A. Czarnecki, damage to 
automobile ; 

[February 19, 1942] H. E. Preston, damage to 
automobile tires; 

[March 25, 1942] John Soltes, damage to prop- 
erty; Carlo Conterato and J. Martinich, dam- 
age to automobiles ; Miss Edith Ehrenberg, 
personal injuries; Miss Ida E. Peterson and 
Mrs. Sylvia Zadwich, personal injuries and 
damage to wearing apparel; 



[April 15, 1942] Commonwealth Edison Co., dam- 
age to property; Insulation Engineering Serv- 
ice Co., damage to truck; Mrs. J. Shymkus, 
damage to property; John Ostrom, refund of 
90% of special assessment; 

[May 13, 1942] Frank Balata, salary; Common- 
wealth Edison Company, Pete Giampietro and 
Mrs. Willie Lash, damage to property; Mrs. 
Frances Carroll, Julius Garfield, and Edward 
S. Stern, damage to automobiles; Arthur H. 
Hess and W. C. Waddell, damage to trucks; 
Alfred Ghilardi, personal injuries and damage 
to automobile; Mrs. A. Biladeau, personal in- 
juries and damage to attire; Florence M. 
Brown, Mrs. E. Daliege and Miss Marguerite 
Gallagher, personal injuries; 

[June 3, 1942] Rudolph Crnkovich; James Gor- 
don, and Magnus Hagen, damage to automo- 
biles; Angus K. Davidson, damage to automo- 
bile tire; Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, personal 
injuries ; 

[June 17, 1942] Illinois Bell Telephone Co., James 
Ross, damage to property; Preston D. Halver- 
son, Joseph P. Hill, Robert Maloney, H. A. 
McKenzie, and Anthony L. Wierz, damage to 
automobiles; Mrs. G. Soule, damage to coat; 
Mrs. Mary Studeny, personal injuries; 

[July 8, 1942] Steve Ostrowski, damage to prop- 
erty; William J. Theis, Clarence P. Trisko, 
damage to automobiles; Bernard Brown, 
Maggie Feimster, and Mrs. Leona Stearns, per- 
sonal injuries; 

[August 5, 1942] Passman Brothers, Inc., and 
Peter Tyndorf, damage to property; Abe 
Klamka and Robert K. Smith, damage to auto- 
mobiles; United States Post Office, damage to 
truck ; 

[September 9, 1942] Joseph Kiwala and Morris 
Richman, damage to property; Washington 
Stores, Inc., damage to merchandise; A. S. 
Chaiken, Mrs. Ross Kinkel, and Molinari Bros. 
Bakery, damage to automobiles; Fernwood 
Cleaners & Dyers, damage to truck ; Mrs. J. M. 
Doyle and Margaret M. Doyle, damage to 
hosiery; Mrs. Marguerite Lausman, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Card Whitcomb, and Mrs. Lillian Wojt- 
czak, personal injuries; 

[October 1, 1942] Miss Rose Randall, cleaning 
expenses due to damaged clothing; Mrs. Rose 
S. Zini, damaged dress ; The Belt Railway Com- 
pany of Chicago, for damage to crossing gate; 
R. H. Ely; William R. Richards; Michael Ver- 
vaeke; Miss Therese Mansfield; Theo. Misch- 
nick, and Mrs. Bertha Simmons, and Anna 
Winf, personal injuries; 

[October 14, 1942] Voldrie Collins, damage to 
automobile tire ; W. P. Cusack ; Mrs. H. Grimm, 
and F. Wojckiewicz, damage to automobiles; 

[October 28, 1942] Wenley Hildebrand. personal 
mjuries; Michael Cadra, and Edward Schlage, 
damage to automobiles; 

and to which were referred orders for cancella- 
tion of warrants for collection issued against the 
persons named, as follows: 

[April 15, 1942, page 6905] Nick Porwit; 
[May 13, 1942, page 7001] Edward Eggers; 
[June 3, 1942, page 7101] Bruno Skibinski; 
[June 17, 1942, page 7166] Shephard & Janz, 

R. J. Knight, Leon Foster, and William R. 

Bowes ; 

[October 1, 1942, page 7567] George Natula, A. 
Jazwinsky, and Felix E. Gorski; 

having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said claims and 
orders be placed on file. 



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This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) J AS. B. BowLER, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Disallowance of Sundry Claims for Compensation, 
Wages, Etc. 

The Committee on Finance submitted th^ following 
report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which were re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) claims for com- 
pensation, etc., as follows: 

[February 10, 1932] George Strecker, damage 

to automobile; 
[December 14, 1932] Miss Isabel Kavanaugh, 

personal injuries; 
[March 15, 1933] James Francis Vinci, personal 
injuries ; 

[May 25, 1933] Sarah Goldman, personal injuries 
and damage to personal property ; 

[October 11, 1933] Evelyn Holman, and Mrs. 
Pauline Schleck, personal injuries ; 

[November 28, 1933] Morris Allouff, personal 
injuries ; 

[April 27, 1934] Joseph Jacikas, damage to auto- 
mobile ; 

[September 12, 1934] Mrs. Nellie E. Sloniker, 
personal injuries; 

[October 10, 1934] Bethesda Evangelical Luth- 
eran Church, refund of permit fees ; 

[November 8, 1934] Mrs. J. D. Lyding, personal 
injuries ; 

[September 9, 1936] Fritz Ryberg, damage to 
property ; 

[September 23, 1936] Mrs. Mae W. Delfosse, 
damage to wearing apparel; 

[October 7, 1936] Daniel McLean, personal in- 
juries to wife; 

[May 11, 1938] August Nelson, personal injuries ; 

[December 29, 1942] A. Schneider, wages with- 
held; 

having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said claims be placed 
on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JAS. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Disallowance of Sundry Claims for Refunds of License 
Fees and License Deposits. 
The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which were re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) claims for refunds 
of license fees, etc., as follows: 



[December 3, 1942] Benjamin A. Robinson, re- 
fund of license fee ; 

[December 29, 1942] John Krygsheld, refund of 
vehicle license fee; 

[January 8, 1943] William Bagdanas, The Lord 
& Bushnell Company, and Nieburger Motor 
Sales, refunds of vehicle license fees; 

[January 25, 1943] Pfaelzer Brothers, refund of 
vehicle license fee; Elmer Pratt, refund of 
court costs; 

[February 25, 1943] William Nichol, refund of 
cigarette license fee; Olson Transportation 
Company, and Miss Lauretta Quam, refunds 
of vehicle license fees; 

[March 18, 1943] Alex Chmielinski, refund of 
license deposit; Alex Hernandez, refund of ex- 
amination fee; T. M. Marlow, refund of vehicle 
license fee; 

having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said claims be placed 
on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 30 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) JAS. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed^ 



COMMITTEES AND RULES. 



Proposed Purchase of Certain Property for Use as 
Athletic Field and Playground. 

The Committee on Committees and Rules submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Committees and Rules, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 37) (under 
Council Rule 46 for determination of the proper 
committee to consider said matter) an ordinance 
for the proposed purchase of certain property for 
use as an athletic field and playground, having had 
the same under advisement, begs leave to report 
and recommend that said proposed ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) James R. Qthnn, 

A. G. LiNDELL, 

Hugh B. Connelly, 

Jas. B. Bowler, 

j. p. rostenkowskl 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 



Grant of Permission to Arthur Agra to Use Boat 
Landing, Dock and Wharf in Connection 
with Operation of Passenger Boats. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges, 
to which had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) 



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[February 25, 1943, page 8409] a proposed order for 
issuance of a permit to Arthur Agra to maintain and 
use a temporary boat landing, dock and wharf, west 
of the Michigan avenue bridge, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed substitute 
order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed substitute order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to Arthur Agra, No. 1356 Sunnyside ave- 
nue, to maintain and use a temporary boat landing 
three (3) by fifty (50) feet, also a dock and wharf 
extending fifty (50) feet southeasterly from the 
westerly line of North Michigan avenue, on the 
north side of the main Chicago River, west of and 
adjoining the North Michigan Avenue bridge, for 
the year 1943 upon payment to the City of Chicago 
of a permit feet of one hundred dollars ($100.00) 
in advance. This permit grants the privilege to 
use the above defined dock and adjoining wharf 
to load and unload passengers to and from the 
upper and lower levels of North Michigan avenue 
via areas and stairways. All boat operations con- 
ducted under this permit are contingent upon the 
securing of the necessary permits from the Federal 
Government. This permit shall be issued contingent 
upon the filing of indemnification in the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) indemni- 
fying and saving harmless the City of Chicago 
against any and all claims for damages on account 
of injuries to or death of any person or persons. 

Denial of Request for Issuance of Permit to Rodi Boat 
Service to Operate Boat Landings 
as River Taxi Terminals. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
submitted the following report: 

Chicago, April 22, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [December 9, 1942, page 7934] a proposed 
order for issuance of a permit to Rodi Boat Service 
to install, maintain and operate boat landings as 
river taxi terminals at the following locations: 
Chicago River (north side) southeasterly from the 
westerly line of N. Michigan avenue; west abut- 
ment (north side) of Madison street bridge; west 
abutment (south side) of Adams Street bridge, 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said proposed order 
be placed on file. 



This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Walter J. Orlikoski, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

> Alderman Orlikoski moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY AND STATE LEGISLATION. 



Recommendation for Enactment of Legislation to 
Enable Municipalities to Acquire Title and Prepare 
So-Called Blighted Areas for Rehabilitation or 
Redevelopment. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 34) 
a communication from the Corporation Counsel 
transmitting a draft of a proposed Bill for an Act 
to add Section 7.3-11 to the article on zoning in 
the Revised Cities and Villages Act, to confer 
upon the corporate authorities the additional power 
to acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise 
substandard buildings and structures and under- 
lying and contiguous lands, to remove or demolish 
all substandard buildings and structures, and to 
hold and use any remaining property for public 
purposes, and to sell, lease or exchange such prop- 
erty as is not required for public purposes, subject 
to provisions of the existing zoning ordinance, 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to recommend that said proposed Bill be approved 
and that it be transmitted to the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois with the request that it be 
enacted into law. 

This recommendation was concurred in by ten 
members of the committee, with three dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. L. Brody, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Brody moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the Bill recommended for enact- 
ment : 



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A Bill 

For an Act to add Section 73-11 to Article 73 of 
"An Act concerning cities, villages, and incorpo- 
- rated towns, and to repeal certain Acts herein 
named," approved August 15, 1941. 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illi- 
nois, represented in the General Assembly: 

Section 1. Section 73-11 is added to Article 73 
of "An Act concerning cities, villages, and incor- 
porated towns, and to repeal certain Acts herein 
named," approved August 15, 1941 and known as 
the Revised Cities and Villages Act, the added 
section to read as follows: 

Sec. 73-11. Additional Powers — Substandard 
Structures — Eminent Domain. In addition to all 
rights and powers conferred by this Article the 
corporate authorities in each municipality have 
power to acquire by purchase, condemnation or 
otherwise any buildings or structures which do 
not conform to the standards fixed by the corpo- 
rate authorities pursuant to Section 73-1, and 
any land underlying and contiguous thereto, 
whether improved or unimproved, which is neces- 
sary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or 
redevelopment of any area blighted by sub- 
standard buildings or structures; to remove or 
demolish all substandard buildings and struc- 
tures so acquired ; to hold and use any remaining 
property for public purposes; and to sell, lease 
or exchange such property as is not required 
for public purposes, subject to the provisions of 
the existing zoning ordinance. 



Recommendations as to Bills Affecting City of Chicago 
Pending in 63rd General Assembly. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Alderman Brody, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion, having had under consideration the matter 
of sundry bills presented at the current session of 
the Sixty-third General Assembly which directly 
affect the City of Chicago and should receive atten- 
tion at the hands of the City Council, as reported 
by the Corporation Counsel in a communication 
referred April 9, 1943, pages 17 to 19, begs leave 
to submit the following recommendations: 

I. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 
the following 

Senate Bills: 

S. B. 33. Amends section 101/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Permits money alloted to various 
municipalities under this section to be used by 
all municipalities for the construction and main- 
tenance of highway lighting systems on im- 
proved arterial streets or thoroughfares. Also 
permits the use of such funds for the construc- 
tion, reconstruction or maintenance of sewers 
or sewage or drainage structures and appurten- 
ances on said highways and arterial streets or 
thoroughfares within municipalities. 

S. B. 50. Amends section 101/2 of the City 
Civil Service Act. Includes war veterans who 
served at any time between September 16, 1940 
and the termination of World War II, within the 
provisions of the Act granting preference to 
such veterans for appointment to civil office. 



S. B. 98. Amends sections 16 and 57 of the 
Policemen's Annuity and Benefi.t Fund Act in 
cities having a population exceeding 200,000 in- 
habitants. Fixes the basis of the annuity to be 
paid for a policeman who has served 20 years 
and attained the age of 57 years at 50% of the 
maximum salary of a fiirst class policeman dur- 
ing his period of service, instead of at $2,500 
per annum. Provides for refunds contributed by 
policemen to widows' annuities. 

S. B. 206. Provides for a method of adjudi- 
cating tax levies made by municipal and quasi- 
municipal corporations! and taxing bodies (other 
than the State of Illinois) containing 500,000 or 
more inhabitants. Gives county courts jurisdic- 
tion of proceedings for confirmation of annual 
tax levies pursuant to provisions of this Act. 
Requires each municipal corporation, quasi- 
municipal corporation or taxing body on or 
before the second day of April of each year to 
file with the county clerk a duly certified copy 
of its annual tax levy ordinance. On the first 
day of April of each year the attorney for the 
municipal corporation shall prepare for the 
county clerk, who shall file in the proper county 
court, a petition for the confirmation of tax lev- 
ies contained in said tax levy ordinance so filed 
with him. A copy of said tax levy ordinance 
shall be attached to, and by reference be made 
a part of the petition. The petition shall like- 
wise set forth the percentage of loss and cost 
of collection which the county clerk proposes to 
add where no levies for that purpose have been 
made by the municipal corporation, quasi-muni- 
cipal corporation, or taxing body, and where such 
addition is permitted by law. The petition shall 
designate a return day, which shall be the thir- 
tieth day of April of each year. On the tenth 
day of April of each year the county clerk shall 
cause a notice to be published once in some secu- 
lar newspaper of general circulation published 
in the territorial limits of the municipal corpora- 
tion, quasi-municipal corporation, or taxing body 
whose annual tax levies are sought to be adjudi- 
cated. Provides that if date herein mentioned 
fall on a Sunday, matters required to be attended 
to on such dates shall be attended to on the next 
business day. Gives any taxpayer or interested 
person the right to appear and file objection to 
any part or all of any such tax levies. Provides 
that when all objections have been determined 
the county court shall enter an order adjudicat- 
ing the levies in whole or in part and disaffirm- 
ing those found illegal. Provides for appeals 
from orders of the county court. If any order 
of the county court is reversed or modified by 
the Supreme Court prior to computation of tax 
rates, the county clerk shall compute the tax 
rates and extend taxes in accordance with the 
judgment of the Supreme Court. In the event 
the computation of the tax rates or the exten- 
sion of taxes has been made prior to the decision 
of the Supreme Court and the order of the 
county court is reversed or modified thereby, the 
county clerk shall correct the proper collectors' 
warrant books to accord with the judgment of 
the Supreme Court. The final adjudication of tax 
levies shall be conclusive as to the validity or 
invalidity of any and all such tax levies. Pro- 
vided, however, that this order shall not preclude 
any taxpayer from raising any and all defenses 
in action in person for the collection of taxes. 
Act to apply only to annual tax levies authorized 
and made prior to the 2nd day of April, 1944 
and subsequent years. 

S. B. 235. Amends section 23-54 of the 
Cities and Villages Act. Authorizes cities and 



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villages to license, tax, regulate or prohibit soli- 
citors and canvassers. 

S. B. 242. Appropriates $100,000 from the 
Road Fund to the Department of Public Works 
and Buildings for the purpose of making refunds 
not in excess of the amount herein appropriated 
on account of the construction of pavement 
along Roosevelt road between the intersections 
of Ogden avenue and Rockwell street, in the 
City of Chicago. 

S. B. 77. Amends section 9-12 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Repeals the provision 
that no person shall be elected to the office of 
city treasurer for two terms in succession. 

S. B. 80. Amends section 9-12 of the Cities 
and Villages Act. Repeals the provision that no 
person shall be elected to the office of city treas- 
urer for two terms in succession. Any vacancy 
in the office of City Clerk shall be filled by the 
Mayor with the advice and consent of the City 
Council, the person so appointed to hold office 
for the remainder of the unexpired term. 

II. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 
the following 

House Bills : 

H. B. 150. Amends the title and sections 1, 
2 and 4 of an Act authorizing municipal corpo- 
rations to preserve civil service and pension 
rights of their employees inducted into the land 
or naval forces of the U. S. Includes within the 
provisions of the Act persons who have been 
ordered into active duty in the military or naval 
forces of the State of Illinois. 

H. B. 202. Amends sections 1, 3 and 4 of 
Article IV and sections 5 and 8 of Article VII 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes the 
Local Liquor Control Commissioner to suspend 
for a period of not more than 30 days for cause, 
all local licenses issued to persons for premises 
within his jurisdiction. 

H. B. 274. Amends section 3 of the Retailer's 
Occupation Tax Act and adds section 3a thereto. 
Provides that from the moneys deposited in the 
occupational tax fund one-fourth shall be ap- 
portioned to the several counties of the State. 
As soon as may be after the first day of such 
month the Department of Finance shall allot to 
each county its share of the amount apportioned 
to the several counties of the State, which shall 
be in proportion to the population of such coun- 
ties as determined by the last preceding federal 
census. Payments to counties are to be made as 
soon as may be after such allotment is made. 
Each allotment of money to counties shall be 
first applied to purposes for which taxes would 
otherwise be levied and collected on behalf of 
each county for corporate county and other pur- 
poses, except for poor relief purposes, and to pay 
principal and interest on bonds for state aid 
roads. The Department is required to certify 
to the county board a statement of paid and 
estimated allotments for the year for which taxes 
are levied and the county shall thereupon base its 
needs for taxes to be levied in the county. The 
remainder of money alloted to the several coun- 
ties, if any, may be used for the reduction of poor 
relief taxes and for the payment of principal and 
interest on the bonds. 

H. B. 275. Amends section 162 of the 1939 
Revenue Act. Provides that in all cases in which 
allotments to counties are to be employed in 
accordance with the terms of 3a of the Retailer's 



Occupation Tax Act in making tax extensions, 
shall deduct such allotments in the manner pro- 
vided by that section. (Companion bill to H. R. 
274.) 

H. B. 279. Amends section 23-1 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that all 
municipalities are empowered to determine and 
manage their local affairs and government, sub- 
ject only to the federal and state constitutions, 
and to do all things and perform all acts with 
reference to the local affairs not otherwise pro- 
hibited by law. Specifies the subjects over which 
such municipalities have management and con- 
trol, such powers being in addition to and supple- 
mental to powers heretofore specifically au- 
thorized. 

H. B. 280. Amends sections 1, 13a, 14, 19 
and 20 of an Act to provide for the registration 
of all births, stillbirths and deaths in the State 
of Illinois and adds sections 14a and 14b thereto. 
Substitutes the existing Department of Public 
Health for the obsolete State Board of Public 
Health. Authorizes the Department to make and 
enforce such rules and regulations as may be 
necessary for the proper administration of this 
act. Provides that whenever a decree of 
adoption has been entered in any court of com- 
petent jurisdiction in any state declaring 
adopted a child born in the State of Illinois a 
certificate of the decree of adoption may be 
recorded with the proper Department and a 
certificate of birth shall issue thereon bearing the 
real name of the child. Requires registrars in 
cases where certificates of birth are presented 
without a given name to provide the parents of 
such child with a special blank to be used for 
making the supplemental report containing the 
given name of such child which shall be filed with 
the original certificate. Also, permits corrections 
to be made to certificates where errors are found 
to occur. Permits delayed registration of birth to 
be established by means of a birth certificate 
bearing the signature of the physician or mid- 
wife or other person who attended the birth and 
if such signatures cannot be obtained the birth 
may be established by affidavit made by the 
child's parents or next of kin who were at least 
15 years of age at the time of the birth or by 
any child's guardian. Such births may also be 
established by affidavits of individuals having 
actual knowledge of the facts and by certain 
documentary evidence such as baptismal, bible 
or other records acceptable to the Department. 
When the Department is satisfied as to the date 
of such birth, it shall file same for record. Fixes 
$'l.00 (now 50c) for a certificate of birth. 

H. B. 320. Amends section 101/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Permits the money allotted to 
the several municipalities to be used for the con- 
struction, reconstruction, or maintenance of 
street lighting systems and sewers and sewerage 
systems. 

III. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law the following 

Senate Bills: 
S. B. 71. Amends section 84-56 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that 
whenever the municipality has failed to foreclose 
its lien for local improvements within six months 
after the same could have been first foreclosed 
the municipality which has heretofore issued or 
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bonds shall be liable to pay the interest thereon 
at the rate prescribed on the face of the bond 
from and after the date of default until the fore- 
closure is complete and the proceeds thereof are 
received by the municipality, and further the 
municipality issuing such special assessment 
bonds shall pay to the owners of the bonds pro 
rata, in addition to the proceeds of the foreclos- 
ure sale, a sum of money equal to the general 
taxes and penalties on general taxes which have 
accrued or which may accrue after the date when 
the municipality could have first legally pro- 
ceeded with the foreclosure action. 

S. B. 229. Amends section 1-11 of Article II 
of the Cities and Villages Act. Requires persons 
who have an action for injury against the muni- 
cipality to file the same within 3 (now 6) 
months from the date such injury was received 
or such cause of action accrued. 

IV. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law the following 

House Bills: 

H. B. 10. Amends setion 1 of the Act in rela- 
tion to a State Bureau of Criminal Identification. 
Provides that the superintendent of said bureau 
shall designate eight employees or assistants and 
shall designate the part of the state in which 
each shall serve. The persons so named shall, in 
addition to performing the duties imposed by 
this Act, cooperate with and assist the sheriffs 
and other peace officers of Illinois within the ter- 
ritory so designated in the administration of the 
criminal laws of this State. 

H. B. 35. Adds section 1-15 to the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Makes a municipality 
liable for injuries to persons or property caused 
by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle by 
a member of its municipal police department, 
while such member is engaged in the perform- 
ance of his duties as a policeman and without 
the contributory negligence of the injured or the 
owner of the injured property. Municipal police 
department is defined as not to include civilian 
defense worker or agency. 

H. B. 49. Amends section 2 of Article VI 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Provides that no 
license of any kind issued by the State commis- 
sion or any local commission shall be issued to 
any person who is engaged in the business of 
retail grocer or retail druggist, but a license may 
be issued to such person for premises completely 
disconnected, separate and distinct from the 
premises on which the retail drug or grocery 
business is conducted. 

H. B. 141. Amends sections 10 and 81 of the 
Public Utilities Act. Makes municipally owned 
or operated electric, gas or water plants or sys- 
tems subject to the provisions of the act. 

H. B. 142. Amends section 84-56 of the 
Revised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that 
whenever the municipality has failed to fore- 
close its lien for local improvements within six 
months after the same could have been first fore- 
closed the municipality which has heretofore 
issued or does hereafter issue any special assess- 
ment bonds shall be liable to pay the interest 
thereon at the rate prescribed on the face of the 
bond from and after the date of default until 
the foreclosure is complete and the proceeds 
thereof are received by the municipality, and 
further the municipality issuing such special 



assessment bonds shall pay to the owners of the 
bonds pro rata, in addition to the proceeds of the 
foreclosure sale, a sum of money equal to the 
general taxes and penalties on general taxes 
which have accrued or which may accrue after 
the date when the municipality could have first 
legally proceeded with the foreclosure action. 

H. B. 145. Amends section 10 of Article VI 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Prohibits the sale 
of alcoholic liquor at retail during the period 
from midnight Saturday until 7 A. M. the fol- 
lowing Monday instead of limiting such sales on 
Sunday when authorized by law. 

H. B. 148. Amends section 10 or Article VI 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Prohibits the sale 
of alcoholic liquor at retail on any day between 
1 A. M. and 7 A. M. and during the period from 
1 A. M. Sunday to 7 A. M. on Monday. 

H. B. 220. Amends Section 9-60 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Provides that when 
a bank has been designated as a depository of 
funds it shall continue as such until a new depos- 
itory is designated. When a new depository is 
designated, the corporate authorities shall notify 
the sureties of the municipal treasurer of that 
fact, in writing, at least ten days before the 
transfer of funds. Requires banks designated as 
depositories of funds while acting as such to 
furnish a copy of all statements of its resources 
and liabilities. 

H. B. 289. Amends section 10 of the Public 
Utility Act. Includes within the term "public 
utility" one who sells in connection with the use 
or renting of any property, any electric current, 
gas, water or telephone service for which a 
charge is made in addition to the fixed rental. 

H. B. 300., Amends section 162 of the 1939 
Revenue Act. Provides that the aggregate of all 
taxes extended save those extended for the pay- 
ment of principal or interest on bonded indebt- 
edness shall in no event exceed 1% of the 
assessed valuation of the property on which 
taxes are required to be extended. In the event 
the amount of taxes exceeds 1% for such pur- 
poses, the county clerk shall reduce the rate of 
percent of the tax levy of such tax district in 
the same proportion in which it would be neces- 
sary to reduce the aggregate percent of all the 
tax levies certified for extension upon any of the 
taxable property in the taxing district to bring 
the same down to 1% of the assessed valuation 
of the property on which taxes are extended. 

H. B. 132. Amends section 1-11 of Article I 
of the Revised Cities and Villages Act. Requires 
any person having an action against any city or 
village for injury to his person, to file such 
action within three (now six) months from the 
date the injury was received or the cause of 
action accrued. 

V. 

That the City Council respectfully petition the 
General Assembly to include in the following bills 
a provision exempting cities of more than 500,000 
inhabitants from their application: 

Senate Bills : 
S. B. 86. Requires every employer who pays 
an employee an amount of salary or wages for 
any pay period which amount is less than that 
agreed to be paid for such period to deliver to 
the employee at the time of payment a statement 
showing the amount of salary or wages agreed 
to be paid, the amount actually paid and an 
itemization explaining briefly the reason for and 
the amount of each deduction. 



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House Bills: 
H. B. 138. Amends sections 79-3, 79-4 and 
79-10 of the Revised Cities and Villages Act. 
Provides that no ordinance concerning the is- 
suance of water works revenue bonds shall 
hereafter become effective until it has been sub- 
mitted to and approved by the voters of the 
municipality. Sets forth the manner of giving 
notice and submitting the proposition to ref- 
erendum. 

H. B. 229. Requires the accounts of each 
county and each other municipality expending 
more than $20,000 in any fiscal year after July 
1, 1944 to be audited annually within six months 
after the termination of the fiscal year, by an 
independent accountant appointed by its govern- 
ing body. Mimicipalities expending between 
$10,000 and $20,000 in any fiscal year after 
January 1, 1944: shall be audited at least biennu- 
ally within six months after the termination of 
each second fiscal year by an independent ac- 
countant appointed by its governing body. 
Excepts certain municipalities from the provi- 
sions of this act. Sets forth in detail the manner 
of making such audits and upon the completion 
thereof requires one certified copy thereof to be 
filed with the chief executive officer of the 
municipality and one copy with the Illinois Tax 
Commission. Makes it the duty of the governor 
to appoint a committee of 15 persons for four 
year terms familiar with the problems of munici- 
pal auditing. Such committee shall be composed 
of six representatives of the municipalities rep- 
resenting counties; cities; villages and incorpo- 
rated towns; townships; school districts; sani- 
tary districts; park districts; three to be inde- 
pendent accountants, three to be attorneys, and 
three representing the public at large. Makes it 
the duty of such committee to formulate a stand- 
ard classification of accounts for various classes 
of municipalities and recommend the same to the 
municipalities for their use in keeping accounts 
and records. Such commission is to serve with- 
out compensation but shall be paid their expenses 
by the State Tax Commission. Repeals an Act 
in relation to the accounts of county officers, 
approved June 27, 1923. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. L. Brody, 

Chairman. 

Additional Recommendations as to Bills Affecting City 
of Chicago Pending in 63rd General Assembly. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Alderman Brody, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1943, 

To the President and Members of the City Council : 

Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion, having had under consideration the matter 
of sundry bills presented at the current session of 
the Sixty-Third General Assembly, which directly 
affect the City of Chicago and should receive at- 
tention at the hands of the City Council, as reported 
by the Corporation Counsel in a communication 
submitted to your Committee on April 20, 1943, 
begs leave to submit the following recommenda- 
tions : 

I. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 
the following 



Senate Bill: 
S. B. 20. Amends section 1 of an act author- 
izing the issuance of funding bonds by counties 
to care for unpaid judgments against the county. 
Extends the provisions of the act to fund any 
judgments which have been rendered prior to 
October 1, 1943 instead of October 1, 1941. 

II. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law the 
following 

House Bills : 
H. B. 200. Amends section 19 of the 1939 
Revenue Act. Provides that the tax exemption 
provided for in this section must be withdrawn 
from any school or other educational institution, 
hospital, or sanitarium, whenever such institu- 
tions denies admission to or the use of it facilities 
to any person, otherwise qualified because of 
race or color. 

H. B. 210. Amends section, la of an Act 
concerning noxious weeds. Includes within the 
definition of noxious weeds Common ragweed 
(A. artemisiifolia), Great ragweed (A. trifida) 
and Western ragweed (A. psiloslachya). 

H. B. 295. Amends section 2 of an Act re- 
quiring compensation for causing death by 
wrongful act, neglect or default. Limits the 
amount recoverable under the Act to $15,000 
(now $10,000). 

H. B. 378. Requires each officer and em- 
ployee of all cities, counties, park districts or 
school districts of over 500,000 inhabitants to 
reside within the territorial limits of such muni- 
cipal corporation. Gives such officers and em- 
ployees who now reside without said territorial 
limits one year after the taking effect of this 
Act to comply with its provisions. 

H. B. 380. Amends the title and sections 1 
and 2 of an Act authorizing municipal corpora- 
tions to preserve civil service and pension rights 
of their employees inducted into the land or 
naval forces of the United States. Makes the 
Act applicable to all employes who enter the 
military or naval service of the United States or 
enlist in the military force of the State of Illinois. 

H. B. 418. Amends section 1 of Article IV of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Repeals the provision 
that in the exercise of any of the powers granted 
in this section the issuance of such license by 
municipalities shall not be prohibited except for 
reasons specifically enumerated in sections 2, 
8, 8a and 21 of Article VI of this Act. 

H. B. 425. Amends section 55 of the Civil 
Administrative Code. Authorizes the Depart- 
ment of Public Health to establish, equip, and 
maintain stations or distribution centers for 
breast milk for infants; to cooperate with hos- 
pitals to collect, store, use, sell or distribute such 
milk; to train the personnel in charge of such 
stations, distribution centers or hospitals to pub- 
lish rules and regulations to safeguard the col- 
lection, storage and sale of such milk, to pub- 
lish information relating to and to otherwise en- 
courage the use of such milk, and to perform any 
act to make such expenditures as may be nec- 
essary to effectively carry out the aforementioned 
provisions. Appropriates $10,000 to the Depart- 
ment for this purpose. 

III. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
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Senate Bill: 
S. B. 260. Amends section 12 of Article III, 
sections 1 and 20 of Article VI, section 6 of Arti- 
cle VII and section 2 of Article VIII of the 
Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes the State 
commission to suspend for a period not exceed- 
ing 60 days or revoke any retailer's license is- 
sued by it if it determines that the licensee has 
violated this Act or any Commission rule or 
regulation. Requires such Commission to give 
written notice of such suspension or revocation 
to the proper local commissioner. Provides that 
the suspension or revocation of a State retailer's 
license shall ipso facto result in the suspension 
or revocation of a local license. 

IV. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law the following: 

House Bills: 

H. B. 333. Imposes a tax after September 1, 
1943, on all persons importing gas in the State 
of Illinois for sale or use, at the rate of 5 cents 
per each 1,000 cubic feet which is imported into 
this State. Provides for a monthly return and 
correction of same by the Department of Finance. 
Provides penalties for misstatement in the re- 
turn or failure to make return. Provides for the 
recovery of the tax by the department in a civil 
action. Books and records of persons taxed to be 
subject to inspection by the department. Pro- 
vides for investigations to be conducted by the 
department. Abolishes the privilege of self- 
incrimination in such investigations, but pro- 
vides an immunity from prosecution for a per- 
son so testifying. Information received by the 
department in investigations to be confidential. 
Authorizes the department to make reasonable 
rules relating to the administration and enforce- 
ment of the provisions of the Act. Violations 
of the Act to be punishable by a fine of not less 
than $500 nor more than $5,000. Moneys re- 
ceived by the department to be paid into the 
General Revenue Fund and used for the purpose 
of paying old age assistance. Makes an ap- 
propriation of $20,000 to the Department of 
. Finance to carry out the provisions of the Act. 

H. B. 429. Amends sections 1 and 4 of Arti- 
cle V of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Provides for 
the issuance of wine-makers retail licenses which 
license shall allow the licensee to sell and offer 
for sale at retail on the premises specified in 
such license not more than 1000 gallons of wine 
for use or consumption, but not for resale in any 
form. This license shall be issued only to a 
person licensed as a first class or second class 
wine-maker. Fixes a fee for license issued by 
the State Commission for a wine-maker's retail 
license at $100. 

V. 

That the City Council respectfully petition the 
General Assembly to include in the following bill 
a provision exempting cities of more than 500,000 
inhabitants from its application: 

H. B. 232. Amends sections 15-1 of the Re- 
vised Cities and Villages Act. Sets forth in 
detail the requirements of the appropriation 
ordinance. Requires the corporate authorities to 
prepare such appropriation ordinance in a tenta- 
tive form which shall be made conveniently 
available for public inspection for at least ten 
days prior to final action thereon. Requires at 
least one public hearing to be held on such ordi- 



nance before final action thereon after due notice 
of such hearing has been given by publication 
in a newspaper or by posting in five of the most 
public places in the municipality. Subsequent 
to and as a result of such hearing and before 
final action is taken on such ordinance the corpo- 
rate authorities may revise, alter, increase or 
decrease the items contained in the tentative 
ordinance. The aggregate amount finally appro- 
priated from any fund for any purpose shall not 
exceed the appropriation from such fund as 
shown by the tentative ordinance nor the ag- 
gregate amount available in that fund for that 
purpose as shown by the estimates of the avail- 
able assets thereof in the beginning of the fiscal 
year and of taxes and other current revenues 
set forth in the appropriation ordinance. Ap- 
propriations made in excess of such amount are 
void. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. L. Brody, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 



John A. Colby & Sons: Loading Platform. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8497] a proposed ordi- 
nance for a grant of permission and authority to 
John A. Colby & Sons to maintain and use an 
existing loading platform on the west side of the 
north-and-south alley known as N. Garland court, 
at the rear of the premises known as Nos. 127-131 
N. Wabash avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said proposed ordinance, with compen- 
sation as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 1]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Cameron Can Machinery Co.: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
33) a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Cameron Can Machinery Company to construct and 
maintain three driveways at No. 1621 W. Fulton 
street, having had the same under advisement, begs 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
proposed order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by fourteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes) : 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Cameron Can Machin- 
ery Company to construct and maintain three 
driveways across the sidewalk, sixteen (16) feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as No. 1621 
Fulton street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



International Harvester Co.: Proposed Driveway, and 
Raising of Grade of Pavement. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8505], a proposed 
order for issuance of a permit to International Har- 
vester Company to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk at Nos. 2629-2631 W. 26th 
street, and to raise the grade of the pavement on 
the south roadway of W. 26th street to meet the 
grade of the driveway, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said proposed order (this recom- 
mendation was concurred in by fourteen members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to the International 
Harvester Company to construct and maintain one 
driveway, 45 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 2629-2631 W. 26th street, and to 
raise the grade of the pavement on the south road- 
way of W. 26th street to meet the grade of the 
driveway; said permit to be issued, and the work 
therein authorized to be done, in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Bradley Robert Jones: Vault (witli Opening). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 19, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8509], a proposed ordi- 
nance for a grant of permission and authority to 
Bradley Robert Jones to maintain and use an exist- 
ing vault under the alley in the rear of the prem- 
ises known as No. 914 W. North avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, begs leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the 



Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Committee Pamphlet No. 1]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Lake Building Corp. : "Vault (with Coal Holes). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8497], a proposed ordin- 
ance for a grant of permission and authority to 
Lake Building Corporation to maintain and use an 
existing vault, with coal holes, in the north-and- 
south alley in the rear of the premises known as 
Nos. 623-633 S. Wabash avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, begs leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said proposed ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed in Committee 
Pamphlet No. 1]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Maremont Mfg. Co. : Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8503], a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to Maremont Manufactur- 
ing Company to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk at Nos. 1453-1459 W. 16th 
street, having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said proposed order (this recommendation was 
concurred in by fourteen members of the commit- 
tee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Maremont Manufac- 
turing Company to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 60 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as Nos. 1453-1459 W. 
16th street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



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James P. Marsh Corp. : Proposed Permission to Fence 
in and Use Alley. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8509], a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to James P. Marsh Cor- 
poration to fence in and use a portion of an east- 
and-west alley east of N. Southport avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, begs leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed order (this recommendation was concurred 
in by fourteen members of the committee, with no 
dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Jas. P. Marsh Cor- 
poration, No. 2073 N. Southport avenue, to fence 
in the 18-foot public alley running east from N. 
Southport avenue, between its buildings at this loca- 
tion, and to use the fenced-in portion of said alley 
for the duration of the war and six months there- 
after, in accordance with request and print at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Netcher Building Corp. : Proposed Building Entrance 
Connection to Subway Station. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago,. April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8497], a proposed ordi- 
nance for a grant of permission and authority to 
Netcher Building Corporation to construct, con- 
nect, maintain and use a building entrance connec- 
tion to the Madison-Washington street .station of 
the State Street Subway (for the building located 
at No. 16 N. State street), having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said proposed ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Committee Pamph- 
let No. 1.] 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Peterson's Michigan Avenue Chevrolet: Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 



Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
24), a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Peterson's Michigan Avenue Chevrolet to main- 
tain two existing driveways at No. 105 E. 24th 
street, having had the same under advisement, begs 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
proposed order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by fourteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Peterson's Michigan 
Avenue Chevrolet to maintain two existing drive- 
ways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 105 E. 24th 
street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

- ' Chairman. 



Louis A. Sherman and Meyer Senor : Water Main. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, Aprir29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, pages 8497-8498], a pro- 
posed ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to Louis A. Sherman and Meyer Senor 
to maintain and use an existing water main under 
and across the north-and-south alley between S. 
Michigan and S. Indiana avenues, south of E. 14th 
street, having had the same under advisement, begs 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
proposed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Committee Pamphlet No. 1] . 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.: Covered Bridge (Structure). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries. Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8509], a proposed ordi- 
nance for a grant of permission and authority to 
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company to maintain and use an 
existing covered bridge or structure over and 
across E. North Water street west of N. Michigan 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
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May 5, 1943 

fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 1]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. : Ornamental Tile-Covered Bridge 
(Passageway). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Allej's submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [March 18, 1943, page 8509], a proposed ordi- 
nance for a grant of permission and authority to 
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company to maintain and use 
an existing ornamental tile covered bridge or pas- 
sageway over and across E. North Water street 
west of and adjoining the west line of N. Michigan 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said proposed ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 1!. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Vacation of Part of Alley in Block Bounded by W. 
Newport Av., N. Racine Av., W. Roseoe St. and 
N. Seminary Av. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, having had under construction the subject- 
matter of a proposed ordinance drafted and sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Public Works in 
compliance with an order passed March 18, 1943, 
page 8510, for the vacation of all that part of the 
east-and-west public alley not heretofore vacated, 
lying north of the north line of the east-and-west 
public alley, in the block bounded by W. Newport 
avenue, W. Roseoe street, N. Racine avenue and N. 
Seminary avenue, for the Enterprise Marble Com- 
pany, begs leave to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the proposed ordinance herewith submitted 
(with Morton M. Hirsch as beneficiary), with com- 
pensation as fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion [ordinance printed in Committee Pamphlet 
No. 1.] 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairrnan. 



Proposed 

Vacation of Part of N. Artesian Av. and Adjacent 
Alleys. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, having had under consideration a proposed 
ordinance drafted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works in compliance with an order passed by the 
City Council January 8, 1943, page 8030, for the 
vacation of the northwesterly-and-southeasterly 
public alley and the north-and-south public alley 
south of W. Schubert avenue between N. Artesian 
and N. Campbell avenues, and a portion of N. 
Artesian avenue (Signode Steel Strapping Com- 
pany), begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the proposed ordinance herewith sub- 
mitted, with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Committee Pamphlet No. 1], 

This recommendation was concurred in by eleven 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Vacation of Portion of W. Palatine Av. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 29, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [July 8, 1942, page 7274] a proposed ordi- 
nance for the vacation of a triangular portion of 
W. Palatine avenue 256.05 feet east of N. Olcott 
avenue (Roy E. Peterson and Mary Peterson), 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Committee Pamphlet No. 1]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by eleven 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 



Sundry Matters Pertaining to Local Transportation 
Placed on File. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago^ May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to 
which were referred (April 9, 1943, p. 13) sundry 



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proposed ordinances, orders and resolutions relat- 
ing to the subjects noted, as follows : 

[November 8, 1934, p. 3025] Establishment of 
feeder bus service on W. 63rd street ; 

[November 21, 1934, p. 3076] Removal of 
street railway tracks in W. Erie street between 
N. Ashland and N. Racine avenues ; 

[December 12, 1934, p. 3145] Establishment 
of a taxicab stand at W. 63rd street and S. Hal- 
stGci street ' 

[February 13, 1935] (p. 3659) Public hearings 
in connection with applications for taxicab 
licenses; (p. 3724) Use of a portion of the 
Renewal Fund of the Chicago Surface Lines for 
purchase of equipment, etc.; (pp. 3724-5) Re- 
routing of "through" street-railway cars on S. 
Western avenue; (p. 3732) Extension of Logan 
Square elevated service; (p. 3734) Installation 
of trolley bus service on N. California avenue; 

[March 27, 1935] (p. 3968) Extension of the 
Damen avenue street-railway line from W. Ful- 
lerton avenue to northerly City Limits; (p. 
3969) Operation of motorbus lines by Chicago 
Rapid Transit Company in and along certain 
streets; (p. 3S87) Establishment of taxicab 
stand at No. 40 E. Oak street; 

[April 15, 1935, p. 32] Installation of feeder 
buses on W. 43rd street between S. Ashland and 
S. Kedzie avenues; 

[May 22, 1935] (p. 122) Installation of feeder 
bus service on W. 79th street, etc.; (p. 123) 
Establishment of "through" street railway serv- 
ice from 119th street to the "Loop"; Equipment 
of elevated trains, buses, and street cars with 
shatter-proof glass ; 

[June 6, 1935] (p. 179) Extension of street 
railway service on S. Vincennes avenue from W. 
119th street (amendment); Extension of feeder 
bus service on S. Ashland avenue, from W. 95th 
street southerly in S. Beverly avenue to W. 103rd 
street; (p. 181) Operation of motorbus line on 
S. California avenue between W. 31st and W. 
48th streets; (p. 188) Reorganization of Chicago 
local transportation systems under Section 77-B 
of the Bankruptcy Act; 

[July 10, 1935, p. 336] Installation of motor- 
bus service on N. Harlem avenue between W. 
North avenue and N. Northwest highway; 
Installation of motorbus service on Oak Park 
avenue between W. Irving Park road and the 
Dougles Park "L", with transfer privileges, etc.; 

[August 2, 1935, p. 564] Licensing and segre- 
gation, etc. of freights terminals ; 

[October 1, 1935, p. 648] Extension of feeder 
bus line on W. 103rd street, etc. ; 

[October 9, 1943, p. 693] Betterment of motor- 
bus service on S. South Park avenue, etc.; 

[November 26, 1935, p. 914] Reduction in rates 
of fare of street railway and elevated railway 
companies ; 

[January 3, 1936, p. 998] Establishment of 
motorbus stand on the north side of W. Leland 
avenue from N. Kedzie avenue to first alley east 
thereof ; 

[January 29, 1936] (p. 1376) Installation of 
trolley buses on Western avenue and on Ashland 
avenue in lieu of street railway cars; (p. 1378) 
Extension of elevated railroad along right of 
way of C. & W. I. R. R. to the southern City 
limits from W. 63rd street south ; 

[March 11, 1936, p. 1492] Enlargement of sta- 
tion facilities at the Kimball avenue station (ele- 
vated railroad) ; 

[May 6, 1936, p. 1673] Installation of smoking 
cars on elevated railroad trains; 

[May 27, 1933, p. 1794] Installation of equip- 



ment on elevated railroad system for operation 
of high-speed trains, etc. ; 

[June 16, 1936, p. 1899] Improvement of 
transportation service on N. and S. Laramie ave- 
nue; 

[July 1, 1936. p. 1952] Operation by Gold Star 
Line of motorbuses on S. Michigan avenue, E. 
127th street and S. Indiana avenue; 

[August 5, 1936] (p. 2153) Relocation of 
street-railway tracks on Lake Shore drive adja- 
cent to Navy Pier; (p. 2156) Improvement of 
service on Logan Square Branch of Chicago 
Rapid Transit Lines ; 

[August 19, 1936, p. 2202] Establishment of 
taxicab stand at northwest corner of St. Clair 
S-Iid. Ohio streets * 

[September 9,'l936] (p. 2307) Establishment 
of a 7-cent rate on elevated railroad and motor- 
bus lines; (p. 2316) Extension of Logan Square 
branch of elevated railroad ; 

[October 15, 1936, p. 2476] Extension of bus 
service on South Park avenue between E. 81st 
and E. 111th streets (petition attached); 

[December 2, 1936, p. 2656] Replacement of 
wooden coaches on elevated lines with steel 
coaches, and installation of automatic block sig- 
udils etc " 

[December 21, 1936] (p. 2853) Change in E. 
71st street bus lines; (p. 2854) Extension of 
motorbus service on S. South Park avenue to 
115th street; extension of street-railway service 
on S. Halsted street between W. 87th and W. 
129th streets; future extension of street-railway 
service on W. 103rd street between Cottage 
Grove avenue and Indianapolis boulevard; estab- 
lishment of a motorbus line on 130th street be- 
tween S. Brandon avenue and S. Halsted street; 
and replacement of single track operation on 
115th street and 111th street with trolley or gas 
bus service * 

[January 13, 1937, p. 3101] Extension of 
feeder bus route on N. Narragansett avenue; 

[April 7, 1937] (p. 3480) Survey of conditions 
in connection with the operation of taxicabs in 
Chicago, etc.; (pp. 3481 and 3503) Eliramation 
of the practice of "cruising" and middle-of-the 
block turning by taxicabs; (p. 3497) Prohibition 
against use of salt, etc. except on street-railway 
tracks, without permission of the Commissioner 
of Streets and Electricity; 

[April 14, 1937, p. 3580] Preparation of legis- 
lation to authorize the organization of a Chi- 
cago Transportation Reclamation and Traffic 
Authority ; 

[May 19, 1937] (p. 3786) Removal of street- 
railway tracks from E. and \Y. lltth stree pnd 
E. and W. 115th street, etc. (petition attached) ; 

[May 27, 1937] (p. 3851) Operation of feeder 
bus line on California avenue from W. Chicago 
avenue to W. 73rd street ; 

[June 23, 1937, p. 4027] Removal of street- 
railway tracks from E. and W. 111th and E. and 
W. 115th streets and installation of motorbus 
service on said streets (petition attached) ; 

[August 5, 1937, p. 4278] Extension of exist- 
ing feeder bus line on N. Central avenue to 
Dowagiac avenue; 

[August 31, 1937, p. 4359] Improvement of 
street-railway service for Northwestern Uni- 
versity etc. ] 

[September 10, 1937, p. 4420] Change of 
switch-over of southbound street cars on S. State 
street south of E. 79th street, etc. ; 

[September 22, 1937, p. 4462] Revocation of 
permit for street-railway track in E. 100th 
street ; 



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[October 13, 1937] (p. 4546) Discontinuance 
of the switching back of Milwaukee avenue 
street-railway cars at W. Gale avenue; (p. 4551) 
Extension of motorbus service on W. Howard 
street ( Chicago Motor Coach Co. ) ; 

[October 18, 1937, p. 4589] Establishment of 
motorbus line on W. 31st street between S. Ked- 
zie avenue and S. Pulaski road ; 

[November 24, 1937, p. 4788] Removal of tem- 
porary street-railway track and appurtenances 
from E. 100th street between S. Escanaba and 
S. Muskegon avenues; 

[December 1, 1937, p. 4864] Establishment of 
transportation service on N. Harlem avenue be- 
tween W. North and N. Milwaukee avenues; 
establishment of motorbus line on W. Irving 
Park road between N. Pacific and N. Pueblo 
avenues ; 

[December 15, 1937, p. 4904] Establishment of 
public passenger vehicle stands on S. Clark street 
north of W. Monroe street, at southeast corner 
of W. Monroe street and S. Clark street, and at 
the southwest corner of W. Madison street and 
S. Clark street; 

[January 31, 1938] (p. 5446) Motorbus street- 
railway extension on N. Damen avenue between 
W. Fullerton avenue and W. Irving Park boule- 
vard; (p. 5450) Repair of right of way along W. 
Irving Park road between N. Central and N. 
Austin avenues; 

[February 7, 1938, p. 5497] Operation of 
motorbus service on N. Harlem avenue from W. 
North avenue to W. Touhy avenue ; 

[March 2, 1938] (p. 5526) Establishment of 
taxicab stand on W. Irving Park road (n. side) 
east of N. Cicero avenue; (p. 5558) Improvement 
of a portion of E. 106th street, etc. ; 

[April 28, 1938] (p. 5801) Establishment of 
taxicab stands on E. 71st street, west of S. Yates 
avenue, and on W. Division street between N. 
La Salle street and N. Clark street; (p. 5818) 
Inauguration of rapid transportation service by 
means of Diesel-propelled trains on elevated 
structures and on railroad rights of way; (p. 
5827) Extension of Kimball avenue or Homan 
avenue or Central Park avenue motorbus service ; 

[May 4, 1938] (p. 5876) Establishment of 
taxicab stand at southeast corner of E. 47th 
street and S. Dorchester avenue; (p. 5900) Pro- 
vision for night service on the Ogden avenue 
motorbus line; 

[May 11, 1938] (p. 5944) Relocation of taxi- 
cab stand No. 32 (Federal street) ; (p. 5965) 
Elimination of unsafe conditions at motorbus 
and street-railway terminals ; 

[May 25, 1938, p. 6062] In the matter of taxi- 
cab stands being a hindrance to traffic in certain 
districts ; 

[June 3, 1938, p. 6122] Elimination of certain 
reverse or backward movements of trolley buses 
and street-railway cars; 

[July 6, 1938, p. 6334] Retention and improve- 
ment of the Lake street elevated railroad; 

[July 13, 1938, p. 6375] Transportation of 
U. S. letter-carriers in uniform free of charge; 

[August 3, 1938] (p. 6676) Incorporation in 
the new traction ordinance of a Renewal and 
Depreciation Fund based upon obsolescence of 
equipment; (p. 6685) Change in the system of 
exhaust pipes on motorbuses (Chicago Motor 
Coach Co.) ; 

[September 28, 1938, p. 6967] Extension of 
existing feeder bus line on N. Elston avenue; 

[October 4, 1938, p. 6997] Operation of one- 
man street cars and buses ; 

[October 20, 1938, p. 7068] Establishment of 
feeder bus service on E. and W. 107th street; 



[November 2, 1938, p. 7206] Removal of 
street-railway tracks from E. 71st street between 
S. Cottage Grove and S. Vincennes avenues; 

[November 30, 1938] (pp. 7306-7) Revision of 
the regulations governing taxicab and other pub- 
lic passenger vehicles; (p. 7330) Establishment 
of feeder bus service on a portion of W. Bryn 
Mawr avenue ; 

[December 9, 1938, p. 7365] Elevation of the 
tracks of the Lake street branch of the elevated 
railroad between N. Laramie and N. Austin ave- 
nues; 

[January 25, 1939, p. 7717] Establishment of 
taxicab stand at the northeast corner of S. La 
Salle and W. Adams streets ; 

[February 6, 1939, p. 7954] Equipment of 
front-view windows of motormen's cabs on ele- 
vated railroads with mechanical windshield 
wipers ; 

[March 15, 1939, p. 8156] Extension of motor- 
bus service on S. Central avenue to W. Roosevelt 
road; 

[April 12, 1939] (p. 26) Establishment of 
taxicab stand at No. 124 W. Division street; (p. 
45) Establishment of feeder bus service on W. 
Bryn Mawr avenue between N. Elston and N. 
Harlem avenues (petition of Northwest Civic 
Assn. etc., attached) ; 

[May 10, 1939, p. 211] Payment for electric 
current for operation and illumination of City 
bridges for the year 1939 ; 

[May 24, 1939, p. 298] Change in the routing 
of street-railway cars on S. Kedzie avenue and 
on S. Western avenue ; 

[June 14, 1939] (p. 392) Replacement of 
single- with double-track or motorbus operation 
on portions of E. and W. 111th street and on E. 
and W. 115th street; (p. 415) Motorbus exten- 
sion to No. 7432 W. Talcott avenue (Resurrec- 
tion Academy) ; 

[August 8, 1939, p. 708] Provision for trans- 
portation facilities in a certain district- 

[October 4, 1939] (p. 979) Investigation of 
alleged excessive charges on certain taxicabs; 
(p. 1099) Establishment of public passenger 
vehicle stand No. 230 on N. Ashland avenue 
north of W. Chicago avenue ; 

[October 30, 1939, p. 1159] Use of the flange- 
type rail for track replacements and new exten- 
sions ; 

[November 15, 1939] (p. 1226) Provision for 
parking of motor vehicles in the vicinity of ele- 
vated-railroad stations; (p. 1233) Establishment 
of feeder bus service on portions of W. 59th 
street and on S. Harlem avenue; 

[November 29, 1939] (p. 1285) Establishment 
of taxicab stand at Nos. 5907-5915 W. Madison 
!n'rfn^'T^^P;vi?^^^ Stoppage of street cars at No. 
^ 71^,^ (petition attached); (p. 

ilnlKSffi^'^^'^^''^ ^^^^^^b stand at Nos. 
5907-5911 W. Madison street; 

[January 11, 1940, p. 1548] "Bus" stop on S. 
Michigan avenue, south of E. 111th street; 

[February 7, 1940, p. I960] Extension of 
motorbus service on W. Wrightwood avenue 
(petition attached) ; 

[May 15, 1940, p. 2531] Establishment of 
motorbus route on Broadway and on Devon 
avenue; 

[May 22, 1930, p. 2577] Extension of motor- 
bus service on S. Damen avenue between W. 74th 
and W. 87th streets ; 

[July 11, 1940] (p. 2761) Establishment of 
stand for motorbuses at No. 6716 S. Stony Island 
avenue; (p. 2799) Preference to local manufac- 

n^-V.^l'^-- '"".^^^ purchase of equipment for 
rehabilitation of transit system; 



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[July 24, 1940, p. 2847] Relocation of taxicab 
stand on S. Stony Island avenue, northerly of E. 
67th street; 

[July 31, 1940] (pp. 2944-5) Inclusion in the 
"Traction" ordinance of the City limits as a tri- 
butary zone for transfer purposes; (p. 2946) 
Exclusion of the Chicago, North Shore and Mil- 
waukee Railroad from operation in the new sub- 
way, etc.; 

[August 7, 1940] (pp. 2964-2965) Relocation 
of taxicab stands Nos. 7 and 14; (p. 2979) 
Change in the Eastern Terminal of the 71st 
street motorbus line; (p. 2986) Provision for 
"turn-around areas" at the ends of motorbus 
lines ; 

[February 5, 1941, p. 4252] Comprehensive 
Unified Local Transportation system for the City 
of Chicago (amendments); 

[February 26, 1941] (p. 4314) Public acquisi- 
tion and operation of Chicago's local transporta- 
tion systems; (p. 4327) Extension of motorbus 
service on N. Hamlin avenue ; 

[March 5, 1941] (p. 4384) Removal of wooden 
cars from ■ service on elevated-railroad lines ; 
(p. 4390) Prohibition against making Wye turns 
by street-railway cars on certain streets, etc.; 
(p. 4393) Prevention of the use of wooden 
coaches on elevated-railroad lines; 

[June 19, 1941, p. 5022] Extension of the 
Peterson-Caldwell feeder bus line to W. Touhy 
avenue ; 

[June 26, 1941, p. 5171] Establishment of 
taxicab stand at Nos. 612-616 S. Dearborn street; 

[July 24, 1941, p. 5346] Operation of street- 
railway buses to No. 7432 N. Talcott avenue 
(Immaculate Conception Church and Resurrec- 
tion Academy) ; 

[October 16, 1941, p. 5737] Withholding of 
permits for taxicab stands or bus depots within 
120 feet of any street intersection; 

[November 5, 1941] (p. 5766) Establishment 
of a taxicab stand on east side of N. Pine Grove 
avenue, south of W. Diversey Parkway; (p. 
5834) Stoppage of street cars at E. 79th street 
and S. Euclid avenue; 

[December 10, 1941, p. 6062] Establishment 
of a taxicab stand at southeast corner of W. 
Diversey avenue and N. Pine Grove avenue; 

[December 22, 1941, p. 6139] Policy of the 
City of Chicago relative to valuations of the 
local transportation system (amendment); 

[January 23, 1942, p. 6545] Relocation of 
switch-back on S. Western avenue near S. Archer 
avenue (petition attached) ; 

[March 25, 1942, pp. 6833-6834] Establish- 
ment of motorbus stand on S. Western avenue 
between W. 63rd street and 50 feet south thereof ; 

[April 15, 1942, p. 6894] Establishment of 
feeder bus service on W. 59th street; 

[May 13, 1942] (p. 6995) Extension of motor- 
bus service on S. Jeffery avenue; (p. 7019) 
Extension of motorbus service on N. Austin 
avenue ; 

[July 8, 1942] (p. 7270) Service betterment 
on portion of N. Milwaukee avenue; (p. 7274) 
Relocation of trolley bus turn-around on N. 
Central avenue; 

[October 1, 1942, p. 7567] Repair of street- 
railway roadbed in W. Belmont avenue; 

[October 14, 1942, p. 7625] Establishment of 
motorbus line on W. Bryn Mawr avenue and W. 
T3.1cott ro3,d * 

[December 3, 1942] (p. 7898) Stoppage of 
Lake street elevated railroad trains at transfer 
point for Humboldt Park and Logan Square 
trains; (p. 7899) Extension of motorbus route 
on N. Pulaski road; 



[December 9, 1942, p. 7934] Inadequacy of 
street-railway service on certain lines; 

[December 21, 1942] (p. 7972) Restoration of 
motorbus service on S. South Park avenue; (p. 
7976) Transfer of bus riders to elevated-railroad 
trains, and elimination of switchbacks of street 
cars on certain streets; 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Miscellaneous Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Transportation, to 
which were referred (April 9, 1943, p. 13) sundry 
communications from the persons named, relating 
to the subjects noted, as follows: 

[October 11, 1933, p. 886] Corporation Counsel 
— Construction and maintenance of 18-foot right- 
of-way on streets where rubber-tired buses are 
operated ; 

[May 18, 1934, p. 2239] Corporation Counsel 
— Maintenance and repair by street-railway com- 
panies of portions' of streets upon which feeder 
buses are operated: 

[December 12, 1934, p. 3202] J. J. Callaghan 
— Deliveries in Chicago by out-of-town truck- 
ing concerns; 

[October 9, 1935, p. 682] PubUc Vehicle License 
Commissioner — Report of failure of certain taxi- 
cab operators to pay licenses in advance, etc. ; 

[October 23, 1935, p. 725] Pubhc Vehicle 
License Commissioner— Report of failures to pay 
license fees quarterly in advance; 

[November 26, 1935, pp. 863 and 864] Chi- 
cago Surface Lines and the Illinois Commerce 
Commission — Sale of elevated-railroad and street- 
railway tickets to certain school children at 

[January 29, 1936, p. 1246] Leroy L. Hunter- 
Rapid transit plan for the Chicago district; 

[July 22, 1936, p. 2058] Alfred J. Petit- 
Extension of feeder buses on S. Western avenue 
between W. 111th and W. 119th streets; West 
Towns Chamber Commerce — Relocation, etc., of 
street-railway tracks in Lake Shore drive, north 
of Navy Pier (resolutions attached) ; 

[August 5, 1936, p. 2133] Wrightwood Com- 
munity Club and West Towns Chamber of Com- 
merce — Relocation, etc. of street-railway tracks 
along Lake Shore drive adjacent to Navy Pier 
(resolutions attached) ; 

[August 19, 1936] (p. 2186) The Kelvyn 
Grove Improvement Assn., Ryerson School Moth- 
ers Club, Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce, 
V/est Towns Chamber of Commerce — Relocation 
of street-railway tracks in Chicago avenue along 
the east side of Lake Shore drive (resolutions 
attached); (p. 2188) Corporation Counsel — "Ab- 
bott Plan" for the Issuance and distribution of 



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securities under a proposed reorganization of 
the local street-railway companies; (p. 2194) 
Corporation Counsel — Powers of the City Council 
to control the use of City streets by motor 
vehicles * 

[September 9, 1936, p. 2279] Public Vehicle 
License Commissioner — Alleged failure of Public 
Taxi Service, Inc., to pay licenses and compen- 

S3,^10I1 f GGS ' 

[November 5, 1936, p. 2490] Kiwanis Club of 
Austin — Suggestion for interconnection of ele- 
vated-railroad lines of the City by means of 
motor-bus lines; 

[May 5, 1937, p. 3660] Town of Cicero— In- 
clusion of the Town of Cicero within the metro- 
politan transportation area of the City of Chi- 
cago; 

[June 9, 1937, p. 3918] Mayor— Development 
of a comprehensive plan for the unification of 
local transportation facilities in Chicago ; 

[September 22, 1937, p. 4476] Peoples Taxi 
Cab Co. — Operation of low-cost taxicab service; 

[October 13, 1937, p. 4500] Casimir Pulaski 
Civic League, Central Improvement Association 
of the 23rd Ward, Crawford Civic Association, 
Crawford Business Men's League, Euclid Park 
Community Club, Fifty-fifth Street Business 
Men's Association, Laketown Business Men's As- 
sociation, Lake View Lions Club, Lions Club of 
Lawndale, Mid-town Kiwanis Club, Ogden Park 
Improvement Association, Schwaben - Verein, 
South Park Manor Improvement Association, 
West Towns Chamber of Commerce, United 
Home Owners of Illinois and Business Men's As- 
sociation Group No. 29 — Grant of franchise to 
the Chicago Surface Lines for the purpose of im- 
provements in transportation service; 

[October 18, 1937, 4583] German and Aus- 
trian Civic and Community Club of the 18th 
Ward, Kenwood Chamber of Commerce, Uptown 
Chicago Lions Club — Grant of franchise to Chi- 
cago Surface Lines at early date, etc.; Tomaz 
F. Deuther — In matter of Chicago's local trans- 
portation ; 

[November 3, 1937, p. 4601] Grand Crossing 
Improvement Association, Archer-Crawford Tax- 
payers Improvement Association, Oakland Busi- 
ness Men's Association and The Subdivision 
Citizens Association — Early granting of fran- 
chise to Chicago Surface Lines; 

[November 10, 1937, p. 4732] Edgefield Im- 
provement Association and Northwest Federation 
of Improvement Clubs — Recommendation for 
early granting of franchises, etc. ; 

[January 12, 1938, p. 5072] Lake Shore Ath- 
letic Club — Request for extension of motorbus 
service over portions of E. Chestnut and E. Pear- 
son streets * 

[March 18, 1938, p. 5581] Charles V. Falken- 
berg — Motorbus service on N. Kimball and N. 
Homan aves., etc.; 

[April 14, 1938, p. 5736] Frederick J. Bertram 
— Payment by street-railway companies for the 
use of streets, etc. ; 

[September 7, 1938, p. 6879] Alderman James 
R. Quinn — Report of progress in the formulation 
of an ordinance to provide for a comprehensive 
unified local transportation system; 

[September 28, 1938, p. 6919] Track Layer's 
Construction and Repairmen's Union, Local 1009 
— Protest against proposed substitution of mo- 
torbuses for street-railway cars and rails on 
nurnGrous sti*6Bts * 

[October 26, 1938, pp. 7094-7495] Metal Trades 
Council — Protest against substitution of motor- 
buses for street-railway cars on certain streets; 



[November 30, 1938] (p. 7270) International 
Hod Carriers' Building and Common Laborers' 
District Council of Chicago and Street Paving 
and Grade Separation Laborers' Local 1006 — 
Protest against proposed substitution of motor- 
buses for street-railway cars on certain streets; 
(p. 7271) Metal Trades Council of Chicago- 
Objection to subletting of contracts, etc., in con- 
nection with subway construction to manufac- 
turers outside of the city; 

[August 30, 1939] (p. 770) Frederick J. Bert- 
ram — Basis for settlement of Chicago's traction 
problem; (pp. 805-806) Board of Local Improve- 
ments — Relocation of street-railway tracks on 
widened streets, etc.; 

[May 2, 1940, p. 2352] Russian Women's Pro- 
gressive Mutual Aid Society, Slovak Women's 
Circle, United Packinghouse Workers of America 
(Locals 75 and 347) — Municipal acquisition and 
operation of a unified local transportation system ; 

[October 31, 1940, pp. 3307-3308] Northwest 
Federation of Improvement Clubs — Building of 
passenger subways as a military-defense measure, 
etc. ; 

[February 5, 1941, pp. 4191-4197] Mayor — 
Statement and report concerning proceedings con- 
cerning proposed unified transportation system 
for Chicago; 

[February 26, 1941, pp. 4273-4276] Mayor and 
Jolan M. Carmody — Observations and suggestions 
relative to pending ordinance to provide for a 
comprehensive unified local transportation sys- 
tem for Chicago. 

[March 26, 1941, page 4406] Mayor — Possible 
methods for a quick settlement of the "traction 
problem" ; 

[October 16, 1941, p. 5670] Lewis B. Berger — 
Request for "limited" motorbus stops at W. Irv- 
ing Park boulevard. 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said communications 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. < 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Notices of Applications for Certificates of 
Convenience and Necessity, Etc. Placed on File. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to 
which were referred (April 9, 1943, p. 13) sundry 
notices relating to applications for certificates of 
convenience and necessity for operation of motor- 
buses, etc., as follows: 

[March 27, 1935, p. 3889] Chicago Rapid Trans- 
it Company — Motorbuses in certain sections of 
the South Side; 

[April 15, 1935, p. 16] Chicago Rapid Transit 
Company — Motor carrier on certain streets of 
the city (2) ; 

[May 22, 1935, pp. 54-55] Chicago Rapid 
Transit Lines — Motor carrier over certain 
streets ; Illinois Commerce Commission — Time 



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fixed for hearings on applications concerning Clii- 
cago Rapid Transit Company and Chicago Motor 
Coach Company; 

[June 21, 1935, p. 220] Chicago Rapid Transit 
Company — Motorbuses between Chicago av. ele- 
vated railroad and N. Wabash av. and E. Ran- 
dolph St., and between Wood street elevated rail- 
road station and station at E. Cermak rd.; 

[July 10, 1935, p. 278] Blue Bird Air Service- 
Motor carrier over certain streets in Chicago; 

[August 2, 1935, p. 479] Bluebird Coach Lines, 
Inc. — Motor carrier over certain streets in Chi- 
cago ; 

[November 26, 1935, p. 864] Blue Motor 
Coach Lines — Motor carrier between Chi- 
cago and Joilet, Illinois; Village of Oak Park — 
Petition for through routes and joint rates over 
lines of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, 
etc. ; 

[March 2, 1936, p. 1394] American Coach Co. — 
Motor carrier in Chicago, Tessville, Niles Center 
and Morton Grove; Keeshin Motor Express Co., 
Inc. — Motor carrier in Illinois and Chicago over 
certain bond-issue routes; 

[March 25, 1936, p. 1547] Capitol Freight 
Lines, Ltd. — Motor carrier between E. St. Louis 
and Chicago; 

[April 15, 1936, p. 1590] Roosevelt Cartage 
Company — Motor carrier in certain towns in Illi- 
nois, etc. ; 

[May 20, 1936, p. 1721] Blue Bird Coach Lines, 
Inc. — Motorbus line; 

[June 4, 1936, p. 1827] Martin Transfer and 
Storage Company — Motor carrier over certain 
routes in Illinois; 

[February 24, 1937, p. 3293] BurUngton Trans- 
portation Co. — Motor carrier between Chicago 
and certain towns in Illinois; 

[September 28, 1938, p. 6919] North Suburban 
Safeway Lines, Inc. — Motor carrier between Wau- 
kegan and Chicago, etc.; 

[October 20, 1938, p. 7045] The Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company and Trustees of the C, M., 
St. P. & P. R.R. Company — Requests to dispense 
with additional crossing watchmen at N. Union 
av., at N. Green st., and at N. Morgan st.; 

[June 20, 1940, p. 2671] Burlington Transpor- 
tation Company — Change routes in the City of 
Chicago and the Village of Oak Park ; 

[July 11, 1940, p. 2761] Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company — Change in grade crossing on Calumet 
River Line, etc.; 

[July 24, 1940, p. 2845] Leyden Motor Coach 
Company — Motor carrier between Chicago and 
Bensenville, etc.; 

[November 26, 1940, p. 3491] Santa Fe Trails 
of Illinois, Inc. — Motor carrier over certain 
streets and boulevards in Chicago; 

[August 21, 1941, p. 5376] American Coach 
Cpmpany, Inc. — Motor carrier between the vil- 



lages of Skokie and Lincolnwood and the City 
of Chicago; 

[November 25, 1941, p. 5884] Bluebird Coach 
Lines, Inc. — Motor carrier between Chicago and 
Riverside, Illinois; 

[May 22, 1941, p. 4739] Bluebird Lines, Inc.— 
Motor carrier over certain streets between E. 
Randolph st. and the Village of Brookfield, Illi- 
nois; 

[January 5, 1942, p. 6169] Peoria-Rockford 
Bus Company — Motor carrier between Camp 
Grant Military Reservation and Chicago; 

[April 15, 1942, p. 6830] American Coach Com- 
pany, Inc. — Motor carrier between Chicago and 
the Illinois-Wisconsin State line at the intersec- 
tion of State Bond-Issue Route 21; 

[July 8, 1942, p. 7198] The Alton Railroad 
Company — Permission to close its station and 
ticket office at Halsted street, Chicago, 111. ; 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said notices be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC SAFETY. 



In the Matter of Proposed Establishment of Staggered 
"Quitting" Hours for Workers in Downtown District. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted the following report : 

Chicago, April 30, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [De- 
cember 1, 1941, pages 5998-5999] a proposed reso- 
lution in the matter of the establishment of stag- 
gered "quitting" hours for workers in the downtown 
district, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that said reso- 
lution be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Geo. D. Kells, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said coiiimittee report. 
Alderman Kells moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



MATTERS PRESENTE 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, 



FIRST WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Commercial District symbols and 
indications shown on Use District Map No. 26 for the 



) BY THE ALDERMEN 

by Wards, Beginning with the Fiftieth Ward). 

area bounded by S. Silverton Way; South Park Way; 
E. 23rd street ; and the alley next west of South Park 
Way, to those of a Manufacturing District, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

International Harvester Co. : Conduit. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to the Inter- 



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national Harvester Company to maintain and use an 
existing conduit under and across the north-and-south 
alley west of N. Michigan avenue south of E. Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Planters Hotel Co. : Ventilating Stack and Shaft. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to Planters 
Hotel Company to maintain and use an existing 
ventilating stack over the south side of the east-and- 
west alley known as W. Calhoun place, and a ventilat- 
ing shaft under the sidewalk space in front of the 
premises known as No. 19 N. Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



West Disinfecting Co. : Loading Platform. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to West Dis- 
infecting Company to maintain and use an existing 
loading platform in the rear of the premises known as 
Nos. 2637-2641 S. Cottage Grove avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Commerce Building Corp. 

Alderman Budinger presented a claim of Commerce 
Building Corporation for cancellation of a warrant 
for collection, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 



Claims of Ostyne J. Elf e and Carmine Vizza. 

Alderman Harvey presented a claim of Ostyne J. 
Elfe for a refund of license deposits, and a claim of 
Carmine Vizza for a rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 



M. Gordon Iron & Metal Co. : Driveway. 

Alderman DePriest presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to M. Gordon Iron & Metal 
Company to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 13 feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 5114 S. State street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman DePriest moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking in Alley. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following alley in the area indicated: 

(Alley) (Limits) 

East and West alley ly- For a distance of 25 feet 

ing between E. 47th and alongside the premises 

E. 48th streets, easterly known as No. 4645 S. 

of S. South Park avenue. South Park avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due publi- 
cation. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration 
was dispensed with. 

Alderman Cohen moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Direction for Installation of Traffic Warning Signs. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public V/orks 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall "Stop" signs at the following intersections: 

S. Vincennes avenue (west side) : North of E. 
47th street; North of E. 48th street; 

S. Vincennes avenue (east side) : South of E. 
47th street ; South of E. 48th street ; 

E. 47th street (north side) : East of S. Vin- 
cennes avenue; 

E. 47th street (south side): West of S. Vin- 
cennes avenue; 

E. 48th street (north side) : East of S. Vin- 
cennes avenue; 

E. 48th street (south side) : West of S. Vin- 
cennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cohen moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Anna S. Ward. 

Alderman Cohen presented a claim of Anna S. Ward 
for compensation for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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FIFTH WARD. 



Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Alderman Moss presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the re- 
spective numbers and widths specified: 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 

M. E. Hunt On the E. 57th street one 15 feet 
side of the premises 
known as Nos. 5700- 
5702 S. Blackstone 
avenue. 

G. D. Dazey In front of No. 315 E. one 16 feet 
57th street. 

Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Moss moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



South Park Improvement Assn. : Free Use of City 
Water. 

Alderman Moss presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a permit to the South Park Improvement 
Association authorizing the use of city water from 
fire hydrants, without cost, from May 1, 1943 to 
October 15, 1943. In consideration for same, the 
following streets and alleys will be flushed daily: 

S. Harper avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 59th 
street ' 

S. Blackstone avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. Dorchester avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. Kenwood avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. Kimbark avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. Woodlawn avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. University avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
59th street; 

S. Greenwood avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
56th street; 

S. Ellis avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 59th 
street * 

S. I'ngleside avenue, from E. 55th street to E. 
58th street; 

S. Drexel avenue, from E. 58th street to E. 59th 
street ' 

E. 55th street, from S. Cottage Grove avenue, 
east to the Lake; 

E. 56th street, from S. Drexel avenue, east to 
S. Harper avenue; 

E. 57th street, from S. Drexel avenue; east to 
S. Lake Park avenue; 

E. 58th street, from S. Maryland avenue, east to 
S. Blackstone avenue; 

E. 59th street, from S. Maryland avenue, east to 
S. Stony Island avenue. 



Said water is to be used for the purpose of street 
and alley flushing and said permit is to contain a 
condition that if said water is used for any purpose 
other than street flushing the South Park Improve- 
ment Association shall pay the City for all water 
used during the period covered by said permit. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Moss moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



The University of Chicago: Proposed Conduit, Pipes 
and Manhole. 

Alderman Moss presented a proposed ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to The University 
of Chicago to excavate for, install and maintain a 
conduit, together with pipes and manhole, under and 
across S. University avenue at a point three feet north 
of E. 61st street, thence southerly under and across 
E. 61st street and under and along the parkway on 
the east side of S. University avenue, thence east 
twenty feet on private property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 

Proposed Enf orcement of Traffic Regulations on 
Portion of S. Indiana Av. 

Alderman Moss presented a proposed order and a 
petition for enforcement of traffic regulations pro- 
hibiting the use of S. Indiana avenue from E. Garfield 
boulevard to E. 63rd street by heavy trucks and 
trailers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and PubUc 
Safety. 

Claim of Lillian D. Wallace. 

Alderman Moss presented a claim of Lillian D. 
Wallace for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

SIXTH WARD. 



Midway Tavern : Illuminated Sign. 

Alderman Smith presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Midway Tavern to erect and maintain 
an illuminated sign, 7'x2y2', to project over the 
sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 6252 
S. Cottage Grove avenue; the said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of illuminated signs of this character. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
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Wahoo Tavern: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Wahoo Tavern to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 5'x4', to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 7119 S. 
South Chicago avenue ; the said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
illuminated signs of this character. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Direction to Corporation Counsel to Represent Former 
City Employe in Certain Legal Proceeding. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to appear for 
and on behalf of and to represent in court Albert 
Schroder, a former City employe, in a suit arising 
out of personal injuries to Noami Fox, a minor. 
Said Albert Schroder was at the time of the acci- 
dent employed as a laborer in the Bureau of 
Streets; said action being known as Case No. 43 
C 4371, and said Albert Schroder and the City of 
Chicago being co-defendants in said suit. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the proposed orders. 
The motion prevailed. 



O'Grady's Tavern: Proposed Illuminated Sign. 

Alderman Smith presented a proposed order for 
issuance of a permit to O'Grady's Tavern to erect and 
maintain an illuminated sign to project over the side- 
walk at No. 6451 S. Cottage Grave avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building and Zoning. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Claim of S. D. Granback. 

Alderman Olin presented a claim of S. D. Granback 
for reimbursement of the cost of street curb repairs, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 
11028 S. Michigan Av. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 
S. Michigan avenue For a distance of 25 feet in 

front of No. 11028 S. Mich- 
igan avenue. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 



Alderman Lindell moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portion of 
S. South Park Av. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area 
designated, prohibiting the parking of vehicles for 
a longer time than is herein specified: 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

S. South Park avenue For a distance of Two hours 
(west side) 125 feet north of 

E. 115th street 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and eifect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey. 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Landau and Perlman : Driveway. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Landau and Perlman 
to construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 12 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 44 E. 110th place; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Razing of Building at N.E. Cor. E. 104th St. 
and S. Cottage Grove Av. 

Alderman Lindell presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of the building at the northeast corner 
of E. 104th street and S. Cottage Grove avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Building and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Lindell presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance in 
reference to (a) Specialty Shop District uses in Busi- 
ness Districts, and (b) non-conforming uses for which 
variations may be allowed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Lindell presented two proposed ordi- 
nances for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance as follows: 

By changing all the Business District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 20 
for the area bounded by the alley next south of 
W. North avenue; N. Artesian avenue; W. Le- 
Moyne street; and the alley next west of N. Ar- 
tesian avenue, to those of an Apartment District; 

By changing all the Business District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 44 
for the area bounded by E. 103rd street; S. Mary- 
land avenue; the alley next south of E. 103rd 
street ; and S. Corliss avenue, to those of an Apart- 
ment District; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



TENTH WARD. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portion 
of S. Brainard Av. 

Alderman Fieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area desig- 
nated prohibiting the parking of vehicles for a 
longer time than is herein specified: 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

S. Brainard ave. From E. 134th street Two hours 
to E. 137th street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Fieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Fieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Fistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Forten, Orlikoski, 



Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

Speed Limitation for Vehicles on Portion of 
S. Brainard Av. 

Alderman Fieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. In pursuance of Section 27-38 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago it shall be unlawful for 
the operator of any vehicle to operate such vehicle 
at a greater speed than is herein indicated upon 
the street or other public way designated within 
the limits specified: 

(Street) (Limits) (Speed) 

S. Brainard avenue From E. 133rd street 20 miles 
to E. 137th street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Fieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Fieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Fistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman-, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Forten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Calumet Gardens Homes, Inc.; Permission to Pave 
Sundry Streets and Construct Sidewalks. 

Alderman Fieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Whereas, There is an urgent need for more 
homes in the South Chicago district for workers 
in industries, principally employed on Defense 
work; and 

Whereas, The Calumet Gardens Homes, Inc., is 
building such homes, but the Federal Housing Au- 
thority requires roadways leading to and from 
these structures ; now therefore 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to the Calumet Gardens Homes, 
Inc., to construct pavements on 

E. 95th place, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Fax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 96th street, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Fax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 96th place, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Pax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 97th street, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Fax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 97th place, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Pax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 98th street, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Pax- 
ton avenue; 



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E. 98th place, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Pax- 
ton avenue; 

E. 99th street, from S. Jeffery avenue to S. Pax- 
ton avenue; 

S. Chappel avenue, from E. 95th place to E. 99th 
street ; 

S. Clyde avenue, from E. 95th place to E. 99th 
street ; 

S. Merrill avenue, from E. 95th place to E. 99th 
street ; 

S. Paxton avenue, from E. 95th place to E. 99th 
street ; 

which shall be twelve (12) inches thick, of stone, 
twenty-six (26) feet wide, covered with slag screen- 
ings, all to be properly rolled, with sidewalks on 
both sides of said streets to be of concrete not less 
than 41/2 feet in width and 5 inches thick. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of 
E. 91st St. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated: 
(Street) (Limits) 
E. 91st street For a distance of 100 feet west 
(north side) of the Ilhnois Central Railway 

viaduct. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Elimination of Prohibitions against Parking on 
Portions of S. Brainard Av. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That ordinances passed by the City 
Council on various dates, appearing upon pages of 
the Journal of the Proceedings of said dates as 
noted, prohibiting parking on certain portions of 
S. Brainard avenue, be and the same are hereby 
repealed or amended, as the case may be, to ehmi- 
nate all reference to S. Brainard avenue : 

Ordinance passed June 19, 1941; page 5001; 

Ordinance passed November 5, 1941; page 5835; 

Ordinance passed November 25, 1941 ; page 5925. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges during Specified 
Hours on Sundry Streets. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the commissioner of 
streets and electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon each of the following streets in the 
areas indicated prohibiting the parking of vehicles 
for a longer time than is herein specified, during 
the hours designated: 



(Street) 

E. 133rd street 
E. 134th street 
E. 135th street 
E. 136th street 
S. Baltimore avenue 
S. Brainard avenue 
S. Brandon avenue 
S. Buffalo avenue 
S. Burley avenue 



( Limits 

S. Brandon avenue to S. Brainard avenue 
S. Buffalo avenue to S. Brainard avenue 
S. Buffalo avenue to S. Baltimore avenue 
S. Buffalo avenue to S. Brandon avenue 
E. 132nd street to E. 136th street 
E. 134th street to E. 137th street 
E. 132nd street to E. 136th street 
E. 133rd street to E. 136th street 
E. 133rd street to E. 136th street ' 



(Time) 



2 hours — 
between 
:00 A. M. and 
7:00 P. M. 



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Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

Ralph Smith: Driveway. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Ralph Smith to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 16 feet wide, on the E. 107th street side of 
the premises known as No. 10700 Avenue L; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pieczynski moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented two proposed ordi- 
nances for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance as follows: 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 44 for the area bounded by the alley next 
south of E. 95th street; S. Clyde avenue; E. 99th 
street; S. Van Vlissingen road; and the alley next 
east of S. Jeffery avenue, or the line thereof if 
extended where no alley exists, to those of a Group 
House District; 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 45 for the area bounded by the alley next 
south of E. 112th street; the alley next east of S. 
Avenue M; W. 113th street; and S. Avenue M, to 
those of a Group House District ; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

Interstate Smelting and Refining Co. : 
Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Pieczynski presented a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to Interstate Smelting and 
Refining Company to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk on the E. 97th street side of 
the premises known as No. 9651 S. Torrence avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 



Wilson & Co. Inc.: Loading Platform (with Ramps) 
and Canopy. 

Alderman Connelly presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to Wilson & 
Co., Inc., to maintain and use an existing loading plat- 
form, with ramps, adjoining the premises known as 
Nos. 4118-4136 S. Ashland avenue, and an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in S. Ashland avenue at- 
tached to the building located at Nos. 4100-4104 S. 
Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. . 



TWELFTH WARD. 



Extension of Time for Compliance with Provisions of 
Ordinance Vacating Portions of S. Kreiter 
Av., E. 96th St., Etc. 

Aldierman Hartnett presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2 of an ordinance 
passed by the City Council January 25, 1943, ap- 
pearing on page 8344 of the Journal of Proceedings 
of said date, vacating portions of S. Kreiter avenue, 
E. 96th street, E. 97th street, S. Avenue G, S. 
Avenue H and S. Avenue J, and adjacent alleys, 
be and the same is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

"Section 2. The Chicago Park District shall 
within one hundred thirty-five (135) days after 
the passage of this ordinance file or cause to be 
filed for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, PistiUi, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Direction for Preparation of Ordinance for 
Vacating Portion of W. 31st PI. 

Alderman Hartnett presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is directed to prepare an ordi- 
nance for the vacating of a portion of W. 31st 
place in accordance with communication and blue- 
print attached. 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges at No. 5221 S. 
Cicero Av. 

Alderman Hogan presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area desig- 
nated prohibiting the parking of vehicles for a 
longer time than is herein specified : 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

S. Cicero avenue In front of No. 5221 50 minutes. 

S. Cicero avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



William Cicke: Permission for Sewer or 
Drain Connection. 

Alderman Hogan presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Ordered, That in accordanec with Section 31-3 of 
the Municipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner 
of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to William Cicke of No. 4800 S. 
Laramie avenue, a licensed drain-layer, to lay 
sewer or drain or make connection with sewer or 
drain to provide drainage for premises known as 
No. 4800 S. Laramie avenue. 

Joseph E. Rasinski: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Joseph E. Rasinski 
to construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 3316 W. 63rd place; said permit to 
^ be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 



Alderman Hogan moved to pass the proposed 
orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Hogan presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Duplex Residence District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 28 
for the area bounded by W. 51st street; the alley next 
east of S. Austin avenue; W. 53rd street; and S. 
Austin avenue, to those of a Group House District, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Construction of Sewer and Manhole in 
Portion of S. Kostner Av. 

Alderman Hogan presented a proposed order for 
construction of a sewer and one manhole in the east 
side of S. Kostner avenue between W. 57th and W. 
58th streets, the cost thereof to be charged to Ac- 
count 263-S, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
Senior Clerk in Dept. of Public Works. 

Alderman Hogan presented a proposed order to 
authorize the employment of a principal clerk in lieu 
of a senior clerk in the Department of Public Works, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Mrs. Loretta Kruder. 

Alderman Hogan presented a claim of Mrs. Loretta 
Kruder for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Claim of Paul Straub. 

Alderman Wagner presented a claim of Paul Straub 
for a refund of license fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Loren Jeter: Driveway. 

Alderman Kovarik presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Loren Jeter to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 12 feet wide on the W. 53rd street side of the 
premises known as No. 5300 S. Mozart street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Kovarik moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Jane Beatty: Canopy. 

Alderman Sheridan presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 
to Jane Beatty to maintain an existing canopy over 
the sidewalk in W. 63rd street, attached to the 
Tauilding or structure located at Nos. 726-730 W. 
63rd street, for a period of ten years from and 
after January 8, 1943, in accordance with plans 
and specifications filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
2ieer, said canopy not to exceed 48 feet in length 
2ior 14 feet in width ; upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinances relating to the con- 
;struction and maintenance of canopies, except that 
rsaid compensation shall be paid annually in ad- 
vance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
'dispensed with. 

Alderman Sheridan moved to pass the proposed 
(Order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski. 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
.Nays — ^None. 

Alderman Sheridan presented the following pro- 
posed orders: 

Tony Kaspante: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Tony Raspante to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk eight feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 6032 S. Union avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Raymond Van Deraa: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issued a permit to Raymond Van Deraa 
to construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 12 feet wide, on the S. Justine street side 
of the premises known as No. 1522 W. Marquette 
road; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 

(dispensed with. 

Alderman Sheridan moved to pass the proposed 

orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Razing of Building at No. 5600 S. Morgan St. 

Alderman Sheridan presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of the building at No. 5600 S. Morgan 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Cancellation of Warrants for Collection. 

Alderman Sheridan presented two proposed orders 
for cancellation of warrants for collection issued 
against Alvin Miller and Bernard Niederman, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Sylvester F. Moebs. 

Alderman Sheridan presented a claim of Sylvester 
F. Moebs for compensation for damage to an auto- 
mobile, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking, during Specified Hours, 
on Portions of W. Normal Parkway. 

Alderman Cowhey (for Alderman Murphy) present- 
ing the following proposed ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a ve- 
hicle shall not park such vehicle upon the following 
street in the area indicated during the hours desig- 
nated in this ordinance : 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

W. Normal Park- From the Chi- From 8:00 
way (south side cago Rock Is- A. M. to 
of north road- land and Pa- 4:30 P.M. 
way) cific Railroad 

to S. Normal 
boulevard 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and 
effect from and after its passage and due publication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — ^None. 



Proposed Razing of Building at Nos. 613-617 
W. 69th St. 

Alderman O'Hallaren (for Alderman Murphy) pre- 
sented a proposed ordinance for the razing of the 
building at Nos. 613-617 W. 69th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



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EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



American National Bank and Trust Co. (as Trustee) : 
Canopy. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to ^ issue a permit 
to American National Bank and Trust Company, 
as Trustee under Trust No. 2804, to maintain an 
existing canopy over the sidewalk in S. Halsted 
street, to be attached to the building or structure 
located at No. 7938 S. Halsted street, for a period 
of two (2) years from and after May 26th, 1943, 
in accordance with plans and specifications filed 
with the Commissioner of Public Works and ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to 
exceed 30 feet in length nor 14 feet in width; upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nances relating to the construction and main- 
tenance of canopies, except that compensation shall 
be paid annually, in advance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



A, P. Regal: Driveway. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to A. P. Regal to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 14, feet wide, in front of the premises known 
as No. 7i558 S. Winchester avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented a proposed ordi- 
nance for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance by changing all the Commercial District and 
Family Residence District symbols and indications 
shown on Use District Map No. 36, and all the 1st 
Volume District symbols and indications shown on 
Volume District Map No. 36, for the area bounded by 



the south line of W. 75th street if extended; S. 
Springfield avenue; W. 76th street; and S. Pulaski 
road, to those of a Manufacturing District and a 2nd 
Volume District, respectively, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portion 
of W. 120th St. 

Alderman Duffy presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area desig- 
nated prohibiting the parking of vehicles for a 
longer time than is herein sepcified: 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

W. 120th street From S. Peoria street 60 minutes 

(south side) to S. Green street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays— 'None. 



Authorization and Direction to Board of Health to 
Furnish Meat Inspection Service to High-Low Foods. 

Alderman Duffy presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the President of the Board of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to furnish one meat inspector to inspect calves at 
the main warehouse of High-Low Foods, Nos. 30-50 
W. 87th street; said inspection to be at agreeable 
days during each week, provided that the cost of 
such service is reimbursed to the City upon the 
rendering of monthly warrants for collection for 
same at the close of each month. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 



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Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Alderman Duffy presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons herein- 
after named to construct and maintain driveways 
across sidewalks at the locations designated, of 
the respective numbers and widths specified: 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 
Thomas Dailey No. 10404 S. one 9 feet 

Spaulding 
avenue 

Eric Ealiason No. 10418 S. one 9 feet 
Spaulding 
avenue 

Vernon G. Viall No. 10419 S. one 9 feet 

Spaulding 
avenue 

Andrew Stanisch No. 10433 S. one 9 feet 
Whipple 
street 

Alex George In front of No. one 9 feet 
1660 W. 105th 
street 

Martin Coyne In front of No. one 9 feet 
9200 S. Oak- 
ley avenue 

Walter Bittner In front of No. one 9 feet 
9155 S. Pleas- 
ant avenue 

Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claims of Thomas J. Nolan and Mrs. Ida Schoppen. 

Alderman Duffy presented a claim of Thomas J. 
Nolan for a refund of 90% of special assessment for 
a water supply pipe, and a claim of Mrs. Ida Schoppen 
for a rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 



compensation provided for by ordinances relating 
to the construction and maintenance of canopies, 
except that said compensation shall be paid an- 
nually, in advance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pistilli moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



L. Klein: Canopy. 

Alderman Pistilli presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 
to L. Klein, a corporation, to maintain an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in W. 14th street, at- 
tached to the building or structure located at Nos. 
720-728 W. 14th street, for a period of ten years 
from and after March 10, 1943, in accordance with 
plans and specifications filed with the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief Fire Prevention 
Engineer, said canopy not to exceed 25 feet in 
length nor 15 feet in width; upon the filing of the 
application and bond and payment of the initial 



John Cooper: Driveway. 

Alderman Pistilli presented the following proposed 
order ; 

Ordered, That, the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to John Cooper to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, sixteen feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 1920 W. 13th street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Pistilli moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Razing of Sundry Buildings. 

Alderman Pistilli presented three proposed ordi- 
nances for the razing of buildings at the following 
locations : 

No. 851 S. Halsted street 

No. 830 S. Morgan street 

No. 709 W. Tilden street 
where were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Rehm Hardware Co.: Covered Bridge (Passageway). 

Alderman Pistilli presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to Rehm 
Hardware Company to maintain and use an existing 
covered bridge or passageway across an alley, con- 
necting the premises known as Nos. 1501-1509 S. Blue 
Island avenue with the premises known as Nos. 1213- 
1215 W. 15th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of S. 
Leavitt St. 

Alderman Ropa presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
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shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated : 

(Street) (Limits) 
S. Leavitt street For a distance of 160 feet 
(west side) north of the north line of 

S. Blue Island avenue. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Ropa moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn. 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



. Alderman Ropa presented the following proposed 
orders ; 

Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the re- 
spective numbers and widths specified: 



(Permittee) 
Harbor Ply- 
wood Cor- 
poration 
Cole Associ- 
ates, Inc. 

Chicago Elec- 
tric Co. 

Landon Rub- 
ber Prod- 
ucts 



(Location) 
In front of Nos. 
1438-1440 W. 
Cermak road. 
In front of No. 
1316 W. Cermak 
road. 

In front of No. 
1328 W. Cermak 
road. 

1304-06 W. 
Cermak road. 



(Num- 
ber) 
one 



one 



one 



one 



(Width) 
16 feet 



16 feet 



12 feet 



16 feet 



Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Direction to Close Portion of S. Loomis St. to Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to close to traffic for recreational purposes 
on Monday evenings between 8:30 P. M. and 10:30 
P. M. during the period from June 14, 1943, to 
November 1, 1943, the following street: 

S. Loomis street, from W. 18th place to W. 

19th street. 

Direction to Close Portion of W. 22nd Place to Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to close to traffic, for recreational pur- 
poses, the following street: 



W. 22nd place, from S. Leavitt street to S. 
Hoyne avenue. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Ropa moved to pass the proposed orders. 
The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Extension of Time for Completion of Re- 
quired Alterations in Buildings When Necessary 
Materials are Now Unobtainable. 

Alderman - Ropa presented a proposed order to 
direct the Committee on Buildings and Zoning to work 
out arrangements whereby property-owners, who at 
the present time are unable to secure the necessary 
materials for correction of building violations, be per- 
mitted to continue occupancy of such buildings, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Ropa presented proposed orders for issu- 
ance of permits to the permittees named below to 
construct and maintain driveways across sidewalks 
at the locations specified: 

Chicago Electric Company, No. 1322 W. Cer- 
mak road; 

Harbor Plywood Corporation, Nos. 1446-1454 
W. Cermak road; 

Emil Mares Motor Sales, Nos. 1500-1502 W. 
Cermak road; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Kacena presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he hereby is directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 26th 
street and S. Keeler avenue. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Kacena moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Claim of Joseph J. Bubenik. 

Alderman Kacena presented a claim of Joseph J, 
Bubenik for a refund of license fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Lester N. Page: Driveway. 

Alderman Pischman presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Lester N. Page to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 3125 W. 16th street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Fischman moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Proposed Razing of Building at No. 1608 S. 
Christiana Av. 

Alderman Fischman presented a proposed ordi- 
nance for the razing of the building at No. 1608 S. 
Christiana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Zoning. 

Claim of Jerry Olivo. 

Alderman Fischman presented a claim of Jerry 
Olivo for a refund of court costs, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFIH WARD. 



Exemption from Requirement for Payment of Hospital 
License Fee. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to section 137-6 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the following hospital that 
is not operated for gain but where a charge is 
made for the care of patients, shall be exempted 
from payment of the hospital license fee for the 
current license period: 

Mount Sinai Hospital, No. 2750 W. 15th place. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Direction for Installation of Safety Islands. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is directed to install "safety 
islands" on the east and west sides of S. Western 
avenue at the intersection of W. Arthington street. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 

dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 

order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Razing of Sundry Buildings. 

Alderman Bowler presented proposed ordinances 
for the razing of buildings at the following locations: 

No. 437 S. Leavitt street 

No. 1023 S. Seeley avenue 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



John F. Jelke. : Conduits. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to John F. 
Jelke Company to maintain two existing conduits 
under and across S. Washtenaw avenue north of W. 
Polk street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claims of Mrs. Liberty P. Dvorak and Rudolph M. 
EUensohn. 

Alderman Bowler presented a claim of Mrs. Liberty 
P. Dvorak for a refund of court costs and two 
claims of Rudolph M. EUensohn for rebates of water 
rates, which were 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Exemption from Requirement for Payment of 
Hospital License Fee. 

Alderman Sobota presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to section 137-6 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the following hospital that 
is not operated for gain but where a charge is made 
for the care of patients, shall be exempted from 
payment of the hospital license fee for the current 
license period: 

St. Mary's Hospital, 
No. 1120 N. Leavitt street. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 



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Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Establishment of Loading Zones. 

Alderman Sobota presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That in accordance with the provi- 
sions of Section 27-18 of the Municipal Code of 
Chicago, the following locations are hereby desig- 
nated loading zones: 

No. 696 N. Sangamon street, 45 feet; 
No. 937 W. Huron street, 45 feet. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48, 

Nays — None. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Sobota presented a claim of Cornelia 
Dembrowski for compensation for personal injuries, 
and claims of Anna Gierlaski and Frank Sowa for 
rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 520-522 W. 
Van Buren St. 

Alderman Sain presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

■ Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated : 

(Street) (Limits) 
W. Van Buren street For a distance of 40 feet 

in front of Nos. 520-522 
W. Van Buren street. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By -unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 48. 
Nays — None. 



Alderman Sain presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Direction for Installation of Public Drinking Fountain. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall a public drinking fountain at the northwest 
corner of W. Van Buren street and S. Paulina 
street. 

Direction for Issuance of Permit for Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Lindberg Steel Trad- 
ing Company to construct and maintain two drive- 
ways as follows : One 16-foot driveway on the east 
side of N. Laflin street, 66 feet south of W. Fulton 
street; one 16-foot driveway on the east side of N. 
Laflin street, 37 feet south of W. Fulton street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the proposed orders. 
The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Razing of Building at No. 1109 
W. Adams St. 

Alderman Sain presented a proposed ordinance for 
the razing of the building at No. 1109 W. Adams 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Sain presented a claim of Alfred O. Bush 
for a rebate of water rates, a claim of Commercial 
Light Company for compensation for damage to prop- 
erty, and a claim of Mike Miller for a refund of license 
fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Direction for Construction of Sewer and Manholes. 

Alderman Kells presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works, 
through the Bureau of Sewers, is hereby authorized 
and directed to construct a sewer and three man- 
holes in the alley and City small park west of N. 
Kedzie avenue and south of W. Chicago avenue, ac- 
cording to plans on file in the Bureau of Sewers, 
and charge the cost of same to appropriation for 
the Department of Streets and Electricity, Account 



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263-S. The Commissioner of Public Works, the 
Commissioner of Streets and Electricity and the 
City Comptroller are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to approve pay rolls for this work when 
properly certified. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Kells moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church : Driveway. 

Alderman Kells presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Emmaus Evangelical 
Lutheran Church to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 10 feet wide, on the 
W. Walnut street side of the premises located at 
the northwest corner of W. Walnut street and N. 
California avenue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances . of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Kells moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Kells presented a claim of Gerald Salemi 
for compensation for damage to property, and claims 
of M. F. Hartigan, the owner or occupant of the prem- 
ises known as No. 2038 W. Maypole avenue, and John 
C. Pearl, for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 



Claims of Central Beverage Distributors and 
Copeland Real Estate Exchange. 

Alderman Gillespie presented a claim of Central 
Beverage Distributors for a rebate of license fees, 
and a claim of Copeland Real Estate Exchange for a 
rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



In the Matter of Detailed Provisions of the "Traction 
Unification Ordinance." 

Alderman Gillespie presented the following copies 
of communications, which were ordered published 
and placed on file: 



(Copy) 

Chicago, April 23, 1943. 
Honorable James R. Quinn, City Hall, Chicago, 
Illinois : 

My Dear Alderman — During the years I have 
been in the City Council, I have been fairly close 
to the transportation picture. However, after I 
became the Vice-Chairman of the Committee on 
Local Transportation and had made a survey of 
the activities which resulted in the passage by the 
City Council on June 19, 1941, of the ordinance pro- 
viding for a comprehensive unified local trans- 
portation system, then I fully realized the tremen- 
dous task that had been accomplished in the 
preparation of that ordinance. 

Because of my observations, I agree with the 
editorial of the Chicago Daily News on February 
3, 1943, that "it (the ordinance) seemed to be the 
best — in fact the only — measure that contained 
any immediate hope for improved local transporta- 
tion", and that if it were not for unwarranted 
delays, the people of this City would now be realiz- 
ing the benefits of this ordinance. 

These delays are regrettable. It seems to me 
useless to make progressive plans for post-war Chi- 
cago without the assurance of a modernized trans- 
portation system, and I therefore believe that we, 
the City Council, should demand the immediate 
approval of that Ordinance by the Illinois Com- 
merce Commission and should take a definite stand 
for the best interests of the people of this City in 
requesting the members of that body to do their 
part in assisting Chicago's car-riders to obtain a 
new modernized transit system. 

I have hoped that further public demands will 
not be necessary to bring this about. However, in 
the event that the definite and positive action along 
the lines I have suggested must be taken by the 
City Council, may I suggest that you submit a brief 
statement setting forth the advantages of the 
unified transportation , ordinance so that the new 
members of the City Council may be made fully 
aware of the benefits the people of Chicago will 
receive if and when this ordinance is approved by 
the Illinois Commerce Commission. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) James F. Young, 
Vice-Chajrman, Committee 
on Local Transportation. 



April 29, 1943. 
Honorable James F. Young, City Hall, Chicago, 
Illinois : 

My Dear Alderman — May I thank you. for your 
letter and suggestions about the unified transporta- 
tion ordinance. After the referendum last June, 
we did not anticipate that we would again be called 
upon to point out the salient features of that Ordi- 
nance. We had every reason to believe after it 
had been approved by the City Council, the bond- 
holders' committees, the board of negotiators ap- 
pointed by the Federal Court, among whom were 
the leaders in Chicago's financial and transporta- 
tion fields, the representatives of the Federal Works 
Agency and finally by the people of Chicago, that 
by this time we would be making plans to bring 
about an early realization of the benefits of that 
Ordinance. 

I regret that the hopes of millions of car riders 
for the final settlement of Chicago's age-old traction 
problem may not be realized and that unwarranted 
delays and dilatory tactics now threaten to destroy 
the work of seven years, which resulted in the 



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acceptance by the people of this City of the best pos- 
sible solution of their transportation problem. 

Thanks to the magnificent co-operation of the 
Press and the interest manifested by business, im- 
provement and neighborhood groups and organiza- 
tions and the splendid endorsements of civic lead- 
ers, I had every reason to believe that the beneficial 
features of the Ordinance were finally understood 
during the past two years, and this belief was 
strengthened by the approval of the Ordinance by 
the 10 to 1 vote of the people at the referendum 
last Jime. 

The outstanding features cf the Ordinance were 
fully outlined in my communication to the City 
Council on June 19, 1941, and published in the 
Council proceedings of that day. However, I agree 
with you that at this time an additional statement 
might be helpful. 

In 1935 preliminary studies and planning for 
this Ordinance were begun by the City. As a 
result of these studies. Mayor Kelly suggested to 
Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson, before whom 
the foreclosure and bankruptcy cases of the trans- 
portation companies were then pending, that a uni- 
fied company was in the best interests of the people 
of Chicago. In May, 1939, Judge Wilkerson ap- 
pointed Walter A. Shaw, Guy A. Richardson and 
A. A. Sprague as a board of negotiators to meet 
with the City's representatives to draft a unified 
transportation ordinance. Later this board was 
enlarged to include Edward Eagle Brown, Walter 
J. Cummings, M. H. McLean and Sidney S. Castle. 
This board was assisted by attorneys Henry F. 
Tenney, Thomas L. Marshall, the late Harry A. 
Weber, William J. Friedman, William J. Froelich 
and Jacob I. Grossman, and a group of technical 
experts. The City was represented by Philip Har- 
rington, commissioner of subways and superhigh- 
ways. Major R. F. Kelker, engineer for the Commit- 
tee on Local Transportation and William H. Sexton, 
special traction attorney. 

Because the Federal Works Agency was com- 
mitted to a grant to the City of Chicago of 
$23,000,000 in aid of the cost of construction of 
the Initial System of Subways, and in its grant 
agreement with the City required the unification 
of Chicago's transportation facilities that Agency 
took part in the negotiations for the new ordinance 
being represented by Joshua D'Esposito, Project 
Engineer (F.W.A.) and by Philip H. Treacy his at- 
torney and for some months by Joseph Sharfsin 
of Philadelphia as special counsel. 

It is needless for me to emphasize that these 
groups representing all interests involved com- 
prised the leading financial, legal and transporta- 
tion minds in the City of Chicago. 

Negotiations were intensively undertaken by 
the City Council's Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion in May, 1939, and meetings were held con- 
tinuously until the end of March, 1941. The prepa- 
ration of the Ordinance required extensive and 
painstaking research work extending over this pe- 
riod. Transportation systems in other cities were 
carefully inspected and studied. Modern methods 
and all types of modern transportation equipment 
were investigated thoroughly. The financial struc- 
tures of transportation companies in other cities 
were carefully analyzed and in many instances, the 
advice of men responsible for the creation of those 
systems, was obtained. The ablest men in the 
field of transportation in Chicago were present at 
almost every meeting. The unified ordinance was 
the result of these negotiations and represents the 
combined effort of the Federal Court's Board of 
Negotiators, the representatives of the City and the 
members of the Committee on Local Transporta- 



tion of the City Council. It received the unani- 
mous and unqualified approval of all these groups. 

I believe that this Ordinance represents the best 
solution possible for improved transportation in 
Chicago. The Ordinance was passed on June 19, 
1941, by the City Council. It was thereafter sub- 
mitted to holders of thousands of bonds of the 
Companies and received their unanimous approval. 
Federal Judge Michael L. Igoe, before whom the 
foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings of the 
Companies were then pending, and the representa- 
tives of the Federal Works Agency in Washing- 
ton and Chicago, likewise recommended the Ordi- 
nance to the car riders of this City. 

Reorganization of the principal local transit com- 
panies into a single company under one manage- 
ment assures Chicago a new era in local transporta- 
tion. The expenditure of $102,000,000.00 for new 
equipment, new routes, extensions, and rehabilita- 
tion of existing equipment, will give Chicago one 
of the finest transportation systems in America. 
The Ordinance provides for unification and mod- 
ernization. The people of Chicago have continu- 
ously demanded unification of our transit facilities. 
In 1913, the City approved the agreement of the 
four surface lines companies for joint operation 
under one management known as the Chicago Sur- 
face Lines. The car rider of forty years ago ex- 
perienced great annoyance and inconvenience be- 
cause of the separate and competing companies 
then operating in the city. That joint operating 
agreement eliminated much of those complaints, 
reduced operating costs and was beneficial to the 
car riders and to the companies. That plan has 
been in effect for nearly thirty years although four 
separate companies owned the street car properties 
in Chicago. I am sure that no one would ever sug- 
gest the repeal of that 1913 ordinance, thereby 
eliminating the existing joint operation of the sev- 
eral companies under one executive head. 

In 1935 the City petitioned the Illinois Commerce 
Commission for the establishment of a system of 
universal transfers between the Surface and Ele- 
vated Lines. In one of the longest cases on record, 
the Illinois Commerce Commission in 1937 entered 
an order creating 55 transfer points between the 
Elevated and Surface Lines. In the year 1942 
over 50 million people took advantage of this uni- 
versal transfer privilege. In the unified ordinance, 
the new Company agrees to establish 37 additional 
transfer points. The record of the negotiation 
proceedings show that the existing companies will 
install these 37 additional transfer points immedi- 
ately upon the approval of the plan of reorganiza- 
tion of the companies by the Illinois Commerce ' 
Commission and will not wait until the final ac- 
ceptance of the ordinance by the new company, 
which would take several months more. It is esti- 
mated that if these additional transfer points are 
established that 30 million more people will take 
advantage of these transfer privileges. These esti- 
mates may be conservative because when the sub- 
way is in complete operation there will be a marked 
increase in the use of transfers between the ele- 
vated, surface and bus lines. The use by the car 
riders of the universal transfer privilege is con- 
vincing proof that the people want unification 
and it also demonstrates that the public demands 
the merging of all transportation facilities in 
Chicago. 

The Ordinance provides for new equipment, new 
routes and extensions, and rehabilitation and repair 
of existing equipment. These features of the Ordi- 
nance have been widely publicized and I believe 
that the car riders of Chicago are thoroughly fa- 
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opinion, the provisions of the Ordinance are en- 
forcible and can be carried out and Chicago is 
thereby assured of a modern transportation sys- 
tem which is long overdue. Most of the equip- 
ment of our transportation system is out-moded, 
antiquated and its use has retarded the City's 
progress. If the work of years devoted to the 
preparation of the unified ordinance should now be 
destroyed this ancient transportation system will 
be fastened upon Chicago for another generation. 
All the splendid plans for the City's betterment 
and the assurances of co-operation from those who 
now control the properties of the companies, will be 
thrown away and Chicago's progress will be re- 
tarded for years to come. I believe it will be futile 
now to plan post war activities if we are compelled 
to use the existing archaic and antiquated transit 
system which at best is but a relic of another 
generation and cannot possibly reflect modern prog- 
ress and development. It is folly for the City 
Council to embark on a program of post war im- 
provements such as new streets, recreational cen- 
ters, modern housing projects and the reclamation 
of blighted areas, all to be served by elevated and 
trolley cars which are more than 30 years old, 
ambling along and swaying like antedeluvian arks. 

The City of Chicago has about completed the 
Initial System of Subways at a cost of millions of 
dollars — the largest single municipal project in our 
City's history. Thousands of Chicagoans have 
visited the subway and find it to be the finest in 
the country. It will be in operation within a very 
short time. What a travesty on Chicago's progres- 
sive spirit if we are compelled now to forego the 
use of this modern and beautiful improvement be- 
cause of the lack of modern cars. I believe that 
Chicagoans do not want our subway serviced for 
the next generation by dilapidated, antiquated and 
out-moded cars almost a half century old. The 
people of Chicago want to use the subway. They 
believe the subway is the finest in the country and 
they want the cars to be the most modern and 
the best. The unified ordinance provides for 
the equipping of the subway — the rehabilitation 
of the elevated structures— the installation of sig- 
nals and safety devices — the elimination of discom- 
fort due to annoying curves — the operation of the 
latest types of cars — extensions — express bus 
routes — new bus routes — the conversion of many 
street car lines to bus operation — in a word it 
provides for a completely modernized transporta- 
tion system for Chicago. 

Rails have recently been removed from some 
important streets in the "Loop" between Dear- 
born street and Wabash avenue. The removal of 
those tracks has greatly improved the appearance 
of those streets. The experience of other cities 
where street car tracks have been removed and 
buses substituted for street cars demonstrates the 
wisdom of the change. In those cities where con- 
version from street car to bus operation has taken 
place property values have risen along these streets 
and benefited contiguous property as well. It is 
not difficult to visualize the vast benefits to all if 
the unified Ordinance is approved by the Illinois 
Commerce Commission and becomes effective 
within the immediate future. 

Some persons have claimed that the financial 
phases of the Ordinance and the obUgation of the 
new Company to expend $102,000,000.00 for im- 
provements, modernization and extensions are un- 
sound, impracticable and impossible of performance. 
Among the Negotiators appointed by the Federal 
Court were the heads of two of the largest banks 
in the country, a representative of the largest group 
of first mortgage bondholders of the Chicago Sur- 



face Lines, a leading industrialist, a prominent 
financier and investment banker, the former presi- 
dent of the Chicago Surface Lines and now one ojf 
the executive heads of the Office of Defense Trans- 
portation in Washington, D. C, having jurisdiction 
over all local transportation systems in the country, 
and also included a former member of the Illinois 
Commerce Commission, who is generally recognized 
as an authority on public utility operation. Those 
men have unanimously and unqualifiedly approved 
the provisions of the Ordinance requiring the Com- 
pany to make the specified improvements. 

These provisions have been widely publicized and 
have been carefuly scrutinized by financial experts 
in the field of public utility operation throughout 
the country. The Ordinance has been submitted to 
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and after 
months of careful investigation it was not only ap- 
proved by that Agency but its Administrator also 
informed the Mayor of Chicago that the Federal 
Government stood ready to loan the new Company 
53 million dollars. All other Federal Agencies in- 
terested in the financial setup of the new Company, 
likewise approved the provisions of the unified or- 
dinance. Moreover this obligation to expend $102,- 
000,000 within a period of eight years after the 
acceptance of the Ordinance can be legally enforced 
against the new Company. 

For the first time since the organization of the 
Chicago Surface Lines Companies the bondholders 
of those companies have agreed to surrender their 
interest in the "free cash" which the United States 
Circuit Court of Appeals decreed to be their prop- 
erty in the event of the liquidation of the com- 
panies, and those bondholders have further agreed 
that this free cash will be spent in carrying on the 
modernization program. It was estimated during 
the negotiations that this free cash approximated 
30 million dollars. However, during the past two 
years, the earnings of the Surface Lines have mate- 
rially increased and the amount of free cash has 
also increased. At the present time there is con- 
siderably more than 30 million dollars of free cash. 
It should not be difficult to determine how much 
more the free cash will be augmented before the war 
ends. Riding on the Companies' lines is increasing 
and the revenues are increasing correspondingly. 
It is also estimated that a surplus will be piled up 
during the war in the renewal funds which cannot 
be expended because of war priorities on material. 
Such surplus will become part of the free cash of 
the companies. 

It is therefore but logical to assume that the 
free cash of the companies which the unification 
Ordinance ear-marked for immediate expenditure in 
carrying out the modernization program will be 
considerably more than the estimate of $30,000,000 
made at the time of negotiations. Moreover the 
companies have been setting aside each month an 
amount equal to 11/2% of the gross revenues under 
an order of Judge Wilkerson entered in July, 1938, 
in a special fund called the "City Compensation 
Fund." This fund up to January 31st, 1943, aggre- 
gated $3,372,901.53. If the Federal Court hereafter 
should decide that the City is not entitled to the 
money in that Fund as compensation for use of its 
streets then the money will become the property of 
the companies and will be added to the "free cash." 
On the other hand if the Federal Court should de- 
cide that the City is entitled to compensation for 
the use of the City streets, the money in that fund 
will become part of the existing City's Traction 
Fund or the new City Transit Fund, as the case 
may be. 

During the period that the Ordinance was being 
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the city adding 153 route miles to the Chicago Sur- 
face Lines system. During the same time the Surface 
Lines purchased 231 gas and trolley huses and 83 
new street cars which are operated on Madison 
street. These improvements cost about 31/2 million 
dollars. 

These purchases were made during the financial 
depression and at a time of low earnings. Since 
then there has been a marked increase in the rev- 
enues of the companies. With the launching of the 
modernization program attracting additional car 
riders it is only reasonable to assume, based upon 
the experience of transportation companies in Chi- 
cago as well as in other cities, that there will also 
be a gradual but consistent increase in the earn- 
ings of the new Company. The results of the City's 
conferences with the negotiators for the new com- 
pany and with the Reconstruction Finance Corpora- 
tion for a loan for modernization purposes are well 
known. If the Ordinance is approved by the Illinois 
Commerce Commission and this R. F. C. loan of 
$53,000,000 is obtained ($37,000,000 to be used to 
refund about half of the $73,000,000 issue of first 
mortgage bonds) the balance or about 16 million 
dollars will be added to the 30 million dollars of 
free cash now available for the modernization pro- 
gram. A sum of about 30 million dollars will buy a 
lot of "L" trains, street cars and buses and if to 
that amount is added increased earnings, surpluses 
from, other funds and the 16 million dollars from 
th-^ R. F. C. lean, the new Company will be well on 
the way towards financing the cost of the moderni- 
zation program. That accomplishment will give Chi- 
cago a greatly improved transportation system 
within a very short time. 

It is estimated that if the new Ordinance becomes 
effective the new Company will save approximately 
1 million dollars annually by the elimination of the 
costs of the receiverships plus a further saving of 
another million dollars through the economies which 
ca.n be realized as the result of unification, the 
elimination of duplicate services and competition. 

It should also be noted the R. F. C. Administrator 
in stating the terms of the proposed loan included 
provision for the reduction from 5 percent to 4 per- 
cent on the refunding bonds to be issued by the 
new Company under the provisions of the Federal 
loan. When such loan is obtained the new Company 
will save an additional % million dollars annually 
by way of lower interest rates. 

The valuation of the properties of the existing 
companies for reorganization purposes only was 
determined by Judge Igoe in accordance with the 
requirements of law after extended hearings to be 
$179,348,467.57. That amount included the 30 mU- 
Hon dollars "free cash". In May and June, 1942, 
the Illinois Commerce Commission in the emergency 
rate proceedings, respectively, determined the valua- 
tion of the properties of the companies constituting 
Chicago Surface Lines to be at least $128,000,000 
and determined the valuation of the properties of 
Chicago Rapid Transit Company to be $36,000,000. 
These valuations which aggregate $164,000,000 do 
not include the non-transportation properties owned 
by the companies which are claimed by the com- 
panies to be worth approximately 6 million dollars. 

It will be seen that the aggregate amount of 
$164,000,000 in those two valuations is far less 
than the figures representing, respectively, the 
agreed initial City Purchase Price of $260,442,- 
063.82 on the combined properties of the companies 
stated in the ordinance passed May 19, 1930, and 
of $242,800,000 in the ordinance passed February 
27, 1925. It should also be noted that since 1930 
Chicago Surface Lines has made extensions of its 



street car and bus lines and has purchased the new 
equipment mentioned above. 

I emphasize the great difference in the aggregate 
of the valuations determined in 1942 by the Illinois 
Commerce Commission and the City Purchase Price 
figures in the 1925 and 1930 ordinances. It should 
also be noted that there is but slight difference 
between the aggregate of the valuations of the 
present Illinois Commerce Commission and the 
valuation determined by Judge Igoe for reorganiza- 
tion purposes. 

The people of Chicago continuously and consist- 
ently have expressed their desire for "Home Rule" 
as is demonstrated by the overwhelming vote in 
1936 when they adopted the Chicago Home Rule 
Act of 1935. From my experience I am firmly con- 
vinced that local transportation in the city of Chi- 
cago will be greatly improved under the jurisdiction 
of the Chicago Transit Commission. Matters of 
service such as schedules and types of equipment 
are purely of local concern. The people of Chicago 
are entitled to have the rates of fare determined by 
the Chicago Transit Commission. 

I believe that the Ordinance is workable and pro- 
motes the best interests of the City and its people. 
Car riding has gradually increased during the last 
few years and has jumped tremendously since Pearl 
Harbor. 

This Ordinance and the Plan of Reorganization 
approved by Judge Igoe place no additional burdens 
in the form of fixed charges upon the new Company. 
The only fixed charge is the obligation to pay 5% 
interest on the first mortgage bonds. Other inter- 
ests as well as sinking fund charges are measured 
by the earnings or are deferred until after the mod- 
ernization program is well under way. The aggre- 
gate principal amount of the existing first mort- 
gage bonds of the street railway companies unpaid 
at the present time is about 73 million dollars. The 
Plan of Reorganization calls for the refunding of 
these bonds in a like amount and at the same rate 
of interest. Chicago Surface Lines have always 
earned the interest on the first mortgage bonds of 
the constituent companies and have never failed to 
pay such interest. 

There is nothing in the Ordinance which pro- 
hibits the City from acquiring the transportation 
system. In fact, the Ordinance expressly reserves 
to the City the right to purchase the properties of 
the companies and there is nothing in the Ordinance 
which will prohibit the creation of a transportation 
authority and the purchase of the transportation 
system by that authority, if the people want it. 
However, this requires legislation and approval by 
the people at a referendum. 

I sincerely believe that it is in the best interests 
of the people that the plan of unification as pro- 
vided in this Ordinance should be put into effect 
immediately. The plan of unification has been 
worked out and agreed to. Chicago needs new cars 
now and we should not permit any delays that will 
hinder the accomplishment of that end. After the 
Ordinance becomes effective, the modernization pro- 
gram launched and unification becomes a definite 
fact, there is nothing to prevent the people of Chi- 
cago from purchasing the properties and operating 
the lines if they so desire. There is no reason why 
the unified Ordinance should not be approved 
immediately. 

A modernized system cannot be built unless it is 
based upon a sound unified ordinance with a com- 
plete reorganization of the present transit systems. 
A unified ordinance has been passed. The com- 
panies have been practically reorganized. We can 
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soon as present conditions, over which We have no 
control, will permit. 

I appreciate the delays occasioned by the war and 
I recognize that priorities and our obligation for 
an all-out war effort may prevent us from realizing 
the complete accomplishment of our purpose for 
some time ; nevertheless, to abandon this Ordinance 
now, after it has been approved and accepted by 
all interested parties, and more particularly by the 
people of Chicago by an overwhelming vote of 10 
to 1, will postpone all Chicago's post-war planning, 
for we cannot go forward one step without a mod- 
ernized transportation system. Disapproval of this 
Ordinance will mean years of unnecessary delay. 
It may be the severest blow to Chicago's progress 
in our entire history. If Chicago is to lead other 
cities, we must continue to prepare ourselves now so 
that at the earliest date possible after the war, the 
benefits of the unified Ordinance can be realized 
almost immediately. 

It is highly essential that Chicago be first in line 
ready to embark on the modernization program 
established by the Ordinance without one moment's 
delay. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) James R. Quinn, Chairman, 
Committee on Local 
Transportation. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portion of 
W. Madison St. 

Alderman Upton presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Whereas, Between Numbers 5000 and 5058 W. 
Madison street numerous stores are located; and 

Whereas, Carelessness on the part of motorists 
causes a serious traffic condition in this vicinity 
due to their all-day parking alongside the north 
curb and thereby preventing shoppers to approach 
for delivery of purchases; therefore 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area desig- 
nated prohibiting the parking of vehicles for a 
longer time than is herein specified: 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

W. Madison street Between No. 5000 90 minutes 

( north side ) and No. 5058 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Upton moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Direction for Employment of Junior Clerk in Lieu 
of Laborer in Bureau of Streets. 

Alderman Upton presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to employ in the Street and Alley Cleaning 
Division of the Bureau of Streets, Account 63-A-30, 
one Junior Clerk at the rate of $1,650.00 per year, 
in lieu of one Laborer at $6.50 per day; and the 
City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are hereby 
authorized and directed to pass pay rolls in ac- 
cordance with the above, when properly approved 
by the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Bj' unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Upton moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Sotrell Bros. : Addition to Driveway. 

Alderman Upton presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Sotrell Bros, to con- 
struct and maintain a 7-foot addition to existing 
16-foot driveway in front of the premises known as 
No. 4329 W. Grand avenue ; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Upton moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 

Proposed Razing of Building at No. 4142 W. Lake St. 

Alderman Upton presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of the building at No. 4142 W. Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Employment by Bureau of Engineering of 
Senior Clerk in Lieu of Junior Clerk. 

Alderman • Upton presented a proposed order to 
authorize the employment of a senior clerk in lieu 
of a junior clerk in the water meter division of the 
Bureau of Engineering, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Miss Carrie Dummer. 

Alderman Upton presented a claim of Miss Carrie 



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Dummer for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 2641 and at 
No. 2743 W. Division St. 

Alderman Rostenkowski (for Alderman Keane) 
presented the following proposed ordinance : 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the areas indicated: 
(Street) (Limits) 
W. Division street For a distance of 50 feet in 
(south side) front of the premises known 

as No. 2641 W. Division 
street. 

W. Division street For a distance of 50 feet in 
(south side) front of the premises known 

as No. 2743 W. Division 
street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to pass the pro- 
posed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Rostenkowski (for Alderman Keane) 
presented claims as follows : 

Kathryn Allen, for a refund of 90% of special 
assessment for a water supply pipe; 

August Mazurek, for a refund of Hcense fee; 
Josephine Gibadlo and John Tymoczki, for re- 
bates of water rates; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 



Prohibition against Parldng at No. 1317 N. Noble St. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented the following 
proposed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated : 



(Street) (Limits) 
N. Noble street For a distance of 50 feet in front 
(east side) of the premises known as No. 

1317 N. Noble street. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to pass the pro- 
posed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

Proposed Razing of Buildings. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented three proposed 
ordinances for the razing of buildings at the following 
locations : 

No. 1218 N. Wood street; 

No. 1753 N. Wilmot avenue; 

No. 1728 W. Crystal street; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 
THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Brandt presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Commercial District symbols and 
indications shown on Use District Map No. 15 for 
the area bounded by W. Belmont avenue ; N. Rockwell 
street; W. Barry avenue; and N. Washtenaw avenue, 
to those of a Manufacturing District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Razing of Building at No. 1934 
W. Webster Av. 

Alderman Brandt presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of the building at No. 1934 W. Webster 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Claim of Horween Leather Co. 

Alderman Brandt presented a claim of Horween 
Leather Company for a reduction in the amount paid 
for use of water and sewer pipes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Proposed Razing of Building at No. 2603 
W. Maypole Av. 

Alderman Porten presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of the building at No. 2603 W. Maypole 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



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Claim of Midwest Transfer Co. 

Alderman Porten presented a claim of Midwest 
Transfer Company for compensation for damage to 
an automobile truck, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Direction for Removal of Water Meter (No. 3121 
N. Harding Av.). 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of PubUc Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
move the water meter from the premises known as 
No. 3121 N. Harding avenue, and place said prem- 
ises on a frontage basis. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 

Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 
Alderman Orlikoski presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the respec- 
tive numbers and widths specified : 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 

John Schwaba On the N. Cen- two 8 feet 
tral Park ave- 
nue side of the 
premises 
known as No. 
3600 W. Di- 
versey avenue 
Nos. 2741-2743 one 10 feet 
N. Lavergne 
avenue 

Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 

dispensed with. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the proposed 

order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Irvin Burgraff 



tions shown on Use District Map No. 15 for the area 
bounded by W. Schubert avenue; the alley next east 
of N. Pulaski road; W. Wrightwood avenue; and N. 
Pulaski road, to those of a Manufacturing District, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance by chang- 
ing all the Commercial District symbols and indica- 



Protest against Proposed Widening of Roadway on 
Portion of N. Milwaukee Av. 

Alderman OrUkoski and Brandt presented a petition 
protesting against the proposed widening of the road- 
way of N. Milwaukee avenue between N. Kedzie and 
W. Belmont avenues, together with a proposed order 
for consideration of the complaint, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Cancellation of Warrant for Collection. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented a proposed order for 
cancellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
A. Jazwinsky, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Correction of Order in Reference to Location of 
Driveway. 

Alderman Walsh presented the following proposed 
order ; 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil October 28, 1942, appearing on page 7679 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, authoriz- 
ing the construction of a driveway at Nos. 4924- 
4926 W. North avenue, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the figures "4924-4926" 
and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "4928- 
4930". 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Alderman Walsh presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the respec- 
tive numbers and widths specified: 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 

John J. McAn- In front of No. one 9 feet 
drew 2445 N. Sayre 

avenue 

W. H. Hutchinson In front of Nos. one 10 feet 
& Son, Inc. 1031-1047 N. 

Cicero avenue 
Henry Altergott 4125 W. Fuller- one I51/2 feet 
ton avenue 

Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Granting of Allowance to Aldermen for 
Automobile Expense. 

Alderman Walsh presented a proposed resolution 
for restoration of a regular allowance to aldermen to 
cover the cost of automobile expense, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
Senior Clerk in Bureau of Streets. 

Alderman Walsh presented a proposed order to au- 
thorize the employment of a principal clerk in lieu 
of a senior clerk in the Bureau of Streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Claim of Mrs. T. W. Ryan. 

Alderman Lancaster presented a claim of Mrs. 
T. W. Ryan for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Direction for Installation of Street Light. 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install one electric street light in front 
of No. 5842 W. Melrose street. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Direction for Removal of Water Meter (No. 3135 N. 
Major Av.). 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
remove the water meter from the premises known 
as No. 3135 N. Major avenue, and to place said 
premises on a frontage basis. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 



dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Direction for Installation of Traffic Warning Signs. 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
install "Slow — Danger" signs at the intersection of 
W. Roscoe street and N. Austin avenue. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of William C. Smith. 

Alderman Cullerton presented a claim of William C. 
Smith for a refund of license fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Alderman Brody presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Martin Goldman: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Martin Goldman to 
construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, ten feet wide, on the Berenice avenue 
side of the premises known as No. 3825 N. Cicero 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
the sidewalks at the locations designated, of the 
respective numbers and widths specified: 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 
RatoMihm 3801 N. Cicero 
avenue (W. 
Grace street 

side) one 10 feet 



C. L. Eichstaedt 3837 N. Tripp 
avenue 



one 10 feet 



Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the proposed 
orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Paving of Portion of W. Montrose Av. 

Alderman Brody presented a proposed order to au- 
thorize the paving of W. Montrose avenue between N. 
Central Park avenue and N. Pulaski road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Edward Hines Lumber Co. : Switch Track. 

Alderman Brody presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to Edward 
Hines Lumber Company to maintain and use an exist- 
ing railroad switch track on and across N. Kenton 
avenue south of N. Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 

Claim of Ernest E. Palesh. 

Alderman Brody presented a claim of Ernest E. 
Palesh for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTIETH WARD. 

Direction for Paving of Portion of N. Sacramento Av. 

Alderman Gurman presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pave N. Sacramento avenue from W. Lawrence 
avenue to W. Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Gurman moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

Direction for Cutting of Hole in Timber Wall of River 
at N. St. Louis Av. 

Alderman Gurman presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
through the Bureau of Sewers, be, and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to cut a hole in the south 
timber wall of the fork of the North Branch of 
the Chicago river at N. St. Louis avenue at a cost 
not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) and 
charge the cost of same to appropriation for the 
Department of Streets and Electricity, Account 
263-S. The Commissioner of Public Works, the 
Commissioner of Streets and Electricity and the 
City Comptroller are hereby authorized to approve 
payrolls for this work when properly certified. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 

dispensed with. 

Alderman Gurman moved to pass the proposed 

order. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Direction for Installation of Gas Street Light. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install a suitable gas street light on 
the corner of N. Oketo avenue and W. Birchwood 
avenue; said light to be paid for out of Account 
64-S-50. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Grant of Leaves of Absence, with Pay, to Certain City 
Employes for Attendance at Conventions of United 
Spanish War Veterans (Amendment). 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on April 9, 1943, appearing on page 35 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, granting 
leaves of absence, with pay, to certain City em- 
ployes in attendance at conventions of the United 
Spanish War Veterans, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "Convention of 
the Department of Illinois," appearing in the first 
and second paragraphs of said order, and by insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words "State Convention" 
and "National Convention" respectively. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 



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Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following proposed 
orders : 

Direction for Issuance of Permits for Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to the persons hereinafter 
named to construct and maintain driveways across 
sidewalks at the locations designated, of the res- 
pective numbers and widths specified : 

(Num- 

( Permittee) (Location) ber) (Width) 
Mr. Charles Phoenix 6338 N. Le 

Mai ave. one 8 feet 

Mr. Radcliffe 7016 N. 

Oriole ave. one 8 feet 
Mr. John Lucas 5257 N. 

Ludlam ave. one 8 feet 
Malcolm and Marsh 7741 W. 

Palatine ave. one 8 feet 
Mr. Martin Mielke, 5423 N. 

Neva ave. one 8 feet 
Said permits shall be issued and the work therein 
authorized shall be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Direction for Preparation of Plans and Estimate for 
Vehicular Underpass at N, Newark Av. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pre- 
pare plans and an estimate of the cost for the con- 
struction of a vehicular underpass at N. Newark 
avenue and the tracks of the Wisconsin Division of 
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway; this improve- 
ment to be paid for out of motor fuel tax funds. 

Direction for Preparation of Plans and Estimate for 
Elimination of "S" Turn at N. Central Av. and 
W. Goodman St. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pre- 
pare plans and an estimate of the cost of eliminat- 
ing the sharp "S" turn at N. Central avenue and 
W. Goodman street; this improvement to be paid 
for out of motor fuel tax funds. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the proposed 
orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Razing of Building at No. 5033 N. Nagle Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed ordinance 
for the razing of building at No. 5033 N. Nagle ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

Proposed Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Alderman Cowhey presented proposed ordinances 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
follows : 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 



Map No. 7 for the area bounded by W. Talcott 
avenue; N. New England avenue; the alley next 
southwest of W. Talcott avenue; and N. New- 
land avenue, to those of a Group House District; 

By changing all the Family Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 6 for the area bounded by the alley next 
north of W. Balmoral avenue; N. Ozanam ave- 
nue ; the alley next south of W. Summerdale ave- 
nue; and the alley next east of N. Canfield ave- 
nue, to those of a Group House District; 

By changing all the Duplex Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 7 for the area bounded by W. Talcott 
avenue; N. Newcastle avenue; the alley next 
southwest of W. Talcott avenue; and N. New 
England avenue, to those of a Group House Dis- 
trict ; 

By changing all the Duplex Residence District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District 
Map No. 7 for the area bounded by W. Talcott 
avenue; N. New England avenue; the alley next 
south of W. Talcott avenue; and a line drawn 
through a point 134 feet west of N. New England 
avenue at the alley next south of W. Talcott ave- 
nue to a point 60 feet west of N. New England 
avenue at W. Talcott avenue, to those of a Group 
House District; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Prohibition against Letting of Horses for 
Hire for Group Biding during Certain Hours. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed ordinance 
to prohibit any person conducting a riding academy 
or livery stable from renting or letting for hire, etc., 
the use of horses for group riding between the hours 
of 11:00 o'clock P. M. and 7:00 o'clock A. M., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Proposed Approval of Plat of Subdivision. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed order for 
approval of a plat of subdivision in the territory 
bounded by W. Irving Park road, W. Byron street, 
N. Mobile avenue and N. Melvina avenue, with a lay- 
out and width of streets without public alleys, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Alteration of Bus Service on N. Austin Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed order for 
the re-routing of motorbus service on N. Austin ave- 
nue north of W. Gunnison street, by diverting one-half 
of the service into W. Gunnison street to a terminal at 
N. Nagle avenue, and return, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Proposed Maintenance of Safety Islands by Chicago 
Surface Lines. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed order for 
consideration of the matter of maintenance of safety 
islands by the Chicago Surface Lines, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



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Proposed Installation of Pedestrian Safety Gates at 
Certain Crossings of C, M., St. P. & P. R.R. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a proposed order for 
institution of proceedings to direct the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway Company to install 
pedestrian safety gates at the W. Devon, N. Caldwell 
and N. Central avenue crossings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 224 W. Locust St. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehicle 
shall not park such vehicle at any time upon the 
following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 
W. Locust street For a distance of 25 feet in 

front of the premises known 
as No. 224 W. Locust street. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



F. G. Reynolds, M. J. Boyce and Dickinson Bishop 
(as Trustees) : Canopy. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
F. G. Reynolds, M. J. Boyce and Dickinson Bishop, 
Trustees of Estate of W. D. Boyce Testamentary 
Trust No. 3649, to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in N. Dearborn street, attached 
to the building or structure located at Nos. 500- 
512 N. Dearborn street, for a period of ten years 
from and after April 9th, 1943, in accordance with 
plans and specifications filed with the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and the Chief Fire Preven- 
tion Engineer, said canopy not to exceed 20 feet 
in length nor 7 feet in width; upon the filing of 
the application and bond and payment of the ini- 
tial compensation provided for by ordinances relat- 
ing to the construction and maintenance of can- 
opies, except that said compensation shall be paid 
annually, in advance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 



Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



John R. Thompson Co. : Canopy. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
John R. Thompson Company to maintain an exist- 
ing canopy over the sidewalk in W. Kinzie street, 
attached to the building or structure located at the 
' southwest corner of N. Clark and W. Kinzie streets, 
for a period of ten years from and after March 
10th, 1943, in accordance with plans and specifica- 
tions filed with the Commissioner of Public Works 
and approved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said can- 
opy not to exceed 60 feet in length nor 13 feet in 
width; upon the fiUng of the application and bond 
and payment of the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinances relating to the construction and 
maintenance of canopies, except that said compen- 
sation shall be paid annually, in advance. 
By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



North Central Improvement Assn. : Free Use of 
City Water. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following proposed 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a permit to the North Central Improvement 
Association authorizing the use of city water from 
fire hydrants, without cost, from April 1, 1943 to 
November 1, 1943, in consideration of the cleaning 
of the streets in the territory bounded by Lake 
Michigan on the east; North avenue on the 
north; N. Hudson avenue to W. Evergreen avenue, 
N. Clark street to W. Chicago avenue, N. State 
street to W. Grand avenue on the west; and the 
Chicago River on the south. Said water to be used 
for the purpose of street sprinkling and said permit 
to contain a condition that if said water is used for 
any purpose other than street sprinkling they shall 
pay the City for all water used during the period 
covered by this permit. 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Nick Beucher: Switch Track. 

Alderman Crowe presented a proposed ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to Nick Beucher 
to maintain and use an existing railroad switch track 
in N. Kingsbury street, northwesterly of W. Division 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Chicago Tribune Building Corp. : Coal Vault 
(with Openings). 

Alderman Crowe presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to Chicago 
Tribune Building Corporation to maintain and use 
an existing coal vault with openings in E. Hubbard 
street, at the northeast corner of N. Michigan avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FORTY-THIRD WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1424 N. 
Larrabee St. 

Alderman Waller presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be It Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a 
vehicle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 

N. Larrabee street For a distance of 40 feet 

in front of No. 1424 N. 
Larrabee street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Waller moved to pass the proposed ordi- 
nance. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Harry Goldson. : Canopy. 

Alderman Waller presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 
to Harry Goldson to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in N. Larrabee street, attached 
to the building or structure located at Nos. 
1622-1626 N. Larrabee street, for a period of ten 
(10) years from and after January 20, 1943, in 
accordance with plans and specifications filed with 
the Commissioner of Public Works and approved 
by the Commissioner of Buildings and the Chief 
Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to ex- 
ceed 25 feet in length nor 13 feet in width; upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nances relating to the construction and mainte- 
nance of canopies, except that compensation shall 
be paid annually, in advance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Waller moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Churchill Corp. : Permission to Set Back Curb and 
Pave Reclaimed Area. 

Alderman Waller presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to grant permission to Churchill Corpora- 
tion to set back the curb 9 feet 10 inches for a 
distance of 60 feet in front of the premises known 
as No. 1255 N. State street; and to grant permis- 
sion to said Churchill Corporation to pave the area 
so established with paving material similar to that 
of existing roadway. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Waller moved to pass the proposed order. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Transfer of Funds for Relief Purposes. 

Alderman Waller presented a proposed order for 
the drafting of a Bill for an Act to empower the City 
of Chicago to transfer moneys from the Corporate 
Purposes Fund to the City Relief Fund, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Direction for Removal of Water Meter 
(2500 N. Sheffield Av.) 

Alderman Grealis presented the following proposed 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is directed to remove the water 
meter from the premises known as No. 2500 N. 
Sheffield avenue. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Direction for Submission of Ordinance to Prohibit 
Trespassing on Private Premises for Purpose of 
Destroying or Removing Vegetables, Plants, Etc. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following proposed 
order'. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel prepare 
and submit to the City Council an ordinance to 
prohibit any person from trespassing upon the 
private premises of another, without the owner's 
consent, for the purpose of destroying or carry- 
ing away any vegetable, plant, fruit, shrub, tree, 
flower or other thing which may be there or which 
may be planted or seeded on said premises, and to 
subject any such trespasser to a fine of not less 
than $200.00 for each offense. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the proposed order. 
The motion prevailed. 



Approval of Campaign of The Chicago Sun for a 
Reduction of the State Retaflers Occupation Tax. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following proposed 
resolution : 

Whereas, The Chicago Sun has instituted a 
campaign for the reduction of the State Retailers 
Occupation Tax from 2% to 1%, and 

Whereas, The State treasury now has a surplus 
of $67,000,000.00 in its fund for general pur- 
poses; and 

Whereas, The Retailers Occupation, Tax was 
originally passed by the Legislature for relief pur- 
poses; and 

Whereas, None of the money from the Retailers 
Occupation Tax goes for relief today; and 

Whereas, The amount used for relief purposes 
is taken from the cigarette and utility taxes; and 

Whereas, The $67,000,000.00 surplus in the State 
treasury is the greatest in Illinois history and is 
greater than is necessary for the post-war pe- 
; riod ; and 

Whereas, The people of the State of Illinois 
would save approximately $30,000,000.00 a year in 
the event of the reduction of the Retailers Occupa- 
tion Tax from 2 % to 1 % ; now, therefore, 

Be It Resolved, That the City Council of the City 
of Chicago go on record as approving the cam- 
paign of The Chicago Sun for a reduction in the 
State Retailers Occupation Tax; and 

Be It Further Resolved, That the City Council 
again petition the State legislature and the Gover- 
nor of the State of Illinois to reduce the State Re- 
tailers Occupation Tax from 2% to 1%; and 

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this 
resolution be sent to the Governor of the State 
of Illinois and to the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Illinois. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Grealis moved to adopt the proposed 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Huss Lumber Co. : Blower Pipe and Conduit Pipe. 

Alderman Grealis presented a proposed ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to the Huss 
Lumber Company to maintain and use an existing 
blower pipe and conduit pipe over and across the 
north-and-south alley between N. Clifton avenue and 
N. Racine avenue, north of W. Belden avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of James Phelan (Cannon Ball Delivery). 

Alderman Grealis presented a claim of James 
Phelan, doing business as Cannon Ball Delivery, for 
compensation for damage to an automobile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS 



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FORTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 3024 N. Oakley Av. 

Alderman Merryman presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a 
vehicle shall not park such vehicle at any time 
upon the following street in the area indicated: 



(Street) 
N. Oakley avenue 



(Limits) 
For a distance of 16 feet 
in front of the premises 
known as No. 3024 N. Oak- 
ley avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Merryman moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Elimination of Limitation on Parking Privileges on 
Portion of W. Roscoe St. 

Alderman Merryman presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the 
City Council on September 12, 1929, appearing on 
page 1023 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
date, limiting parking on a portion of W. Roscoe 
street, be and the same is hereby amended by delet- 
ing therefrom the space between No. 1814 and No. 
1828 W. Roscoe street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Merryman moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 



Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of 
W. Roscoe St. 

Alderman Merryman presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a 
vehicle shall not park such vehicle at any time 
upon the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 
W. Roscoe street Between No. 1814 and No. 

1828 W. Roscoe street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Merryman moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibitions against Parking at Sundry Locations. 

Alderman Young presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a 
vehicle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
any of the following streets in the areas indicated : 



(Street) 
W. Grace street 
(north side) 



N. Pine Grove avenue 
(east side) 



Alley in 3500 block on 
N. Seminary avenue 



(Limits) 
In front of the premises 
known as No. 728 W. 
Grace street for a distance 
of 25 feet; 

For a distance of 16 feet 
in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 3917-3919 
N. Pine Grove avenue 
(driveway) ; 

From W. Eddy street 
south for a distance of 250 
feet. 



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Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



Establishment of Loading Zone. 

Alderman Young presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That in accordance with the provi- 
sions of Section 27-18 of the Municipal Code of 
Chicago, the following location is hereby desig- 
nated a loading zone: 

Nos. 3514-3518 N. Seminary avenue (Schlitz Brew- 
ing Company) — 50 feet. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — ^None. 



Cancellation of Warrant for Collection. 

Alderman Young presented a proposed order for 
cancellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
the Kolping Society, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of H. J. Foreman and National Cheese Co. 

Alderman Young presented a claim of H. J. Fore- 
man for compensation for personal injuries, and a 



claim of National Cheese Company for a rebate of 
license fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 4521-4533 
N. Clark St. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a vehi- 
cle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 
N. Clark street For a distance of 40 feet 

in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 4521-4523 
N. Clark street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilbum. 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — ^None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portion of 
N. Rockwell St. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following proposed 
ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-31 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity is hereby directed to erect 
signs upon the following street in the area 
designated prohibiting the parking of vehicles for 
a longer time than is herein specified: 

(Street) (Time) 
N. Rockwell street W. Berteau avenue 60 minutes, 
(east side) to 

W. Belle Plaine 
avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



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By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass, the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieezynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 

Nays — None. 



an automobile, and a claim of Mrs. Harry Roberts for 
a refund of license fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Quirk presented a claim of Mrs. Marie 
James for compensation for personal injuries, a claim 
of John W. Kapp for a refund of court costs and for 
compensation for damage to an automobile, and a 
claim of David Sugerman for a refund of license fee, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Merle St. Pierre: Driveway. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following proposed 
ot-der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Merle St. Pierre to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 10 feet wide, on the N. Leavitt street side 
of the premises known as the northwest corner of 
N. Leavitt street and W. Wilson avenue, 15 feet 
north of Wilson avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Hilburn presented a claim of J. Cacioppo 
for compensation for personal injuries, a claim of 
Charles Nordstrom for compensation for damage to 



FIFTIETH WARD. 



Proposed Paving of Portion of N. Clark St. 

Aldermen Quinn, Keenan, Quirk and Hilburn pre- 
sented a proposed order for the paving of N. Clark 
street between W. Irving Park road and W. Howard 
street, the cost thereof to be paid out of motor fuel 
tax funds, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Paving of W. Devon Av. 

Aldermen Quinn and Keenan presented a proposed 
order for the paving of W. Devon avenue between N. 
Broadway and N. Kedzie avenue, which was 

Referred, to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Mrs. M. Brown and John J. Uedelhofen. 

Alderman Quinn presented a claim of Mrs. M. 
Brown for compensation for damage to property, and 
a claim of John J. Uedelhofen for compensation for 
damage to an automobile, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Presence of Teachers and Students from the Lincoln 
School Noted. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the 
Council's attention to the presence in the gallery of 
students of the eighth grade of the Lincoln School, 
accompanied by their teachers, Mrs. Sadie Dewey and 
Mrs. Ruth Hagen. 

The Mayor welcomed the teachers and students and 
expressed the hope that they would attend future 
meetings of the. City Council. 



Time Fixed for Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Alderman Bowler presented a proposed ordinance 
to fix the time for the next succeeding regular meet- 
ing of the City Council at Wednesday, May 19, 1943, 
at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 



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May 5, 1943 



Cohen, Moss, Smith, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Pieczynski, 
Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheri- 
dan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, 
Kacena, Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gilles- 
pie, Upton, Rostenkowski, Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Lancaster, Cullerton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 48. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the City Council of the City of Chicago 



to be held after the regular meeting held on Wed- 
nesday, the fifth (5th) day of May, 1943, at 10:30 
o'clock A. M., be and the same is hereby fixed to be 
held on Wednesday, the nineteenth (19th) day of 
May, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Thereupon Alderman Gillespie moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. Seconded by Alderman Janousek. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting on Wednesday, 
May 19, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 




City Clerk. 



V 



Journal of the Proceedings 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Special Meeting, Saturday, May 15, 1943 



at 11:00 O'CLOCK A. M. 

f Council Chamber, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois) 



OFFICIAL RECOR 



Call to Order. 

On Saturday, May 15, 1943, at 11:00 o'clock A. M. 
(the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 
able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Calling of KoU Dispensed With. 

Alderman Bowler moved that the calling of the roll 
of members be dispensed with. 
The motion prevailed. 



Quorum present. 



Quorum. 



The Call for the Meeting. 
The Clerk read the following call for the meeting: 

Chicago, May 13, 1943. 

Honorable Ludwig D. Schreiber, City Clerk, City 
Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — We, the undersigned members of the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, do hereby call 
a special meeting of the City Council to be held in 
the Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, on 
Saturday, May 15, 1943, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., for 
the purpose of taking suitable action on the death 
of the late Alderman Patrick Sheridan Smith. 



(Signed) 
(Signed) 
(Signed) 
(Signed) 
(Signed) 



Yours truly, 

James B. Bowler, 
Alderman, 25th Ward. 
Arthur G. Lindell^ 
Alderman, 9th Ward. 

John J. Duffy, 
Alderman, 19th Ward. 
William T, Murphy, 
Alderman, 17th Ward. 
William J. Cowhey, 
Alderman, Jflst Ward. 



Resolution 

On Death of Alderman Patrick Sheridan Smith. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Whereas, The Almighty Father has taken from 
this life our beloved colleague, Patrick Sheridan 
Smith; and 

Whereas, His death deprives the City of Chicago 
of a faithful servant and the City Council of a 
forceful, intelligent, courageous leader and friend: 
and 

Whereas, The life of Patrick Sheridan Smith 
symbolized the opportunity which American Dem- 
ocracy still holds forth to the self-made man of 
character and ability, he having started life in a 
humble home in Highland, Wisconsin, sixty years 
ago, having started his youthful career as a lead 
and zinc miner, having come to Chicago forty-one 
years ago to win a place first in the insurance 
brokerage business and then in the hotel operations 
field; having later turned to pubhc affairs, serving 
as city clerk from 1927 to 1931 and as Alderman of 
the Sixth Ward from 1939 until Death deprived 
us of his valuable and distinguished services; and 

Whereas, During his many years of residence 
in Chicago, the life of Patrick Sheridan Smith was 
characterized by personal friendship and loyalty, 
business integrity, public responsibility, generosity 
to the poor and needy, devotion to his church and 
community, he— among many other patriotic ac- 
tivities — having dedicated every flag raised in his 
Ward as part of the Civilian Defense program; 
now, therefore, 

Be it Resolved, That the City Council of Chicago 
proclaim the passing of Patrick Sheridan Smith 
as an occasion of civic mourning and express its 
profound grief to the surviving daughter, brothers 
and sisters and the many friends and associates 
who knew and loved and respected him; and 

Be it Further Resolved, That as a mark of honor 
and respect to the memory of the late Patrick 



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May 15, 1943 



Sheridan Smith the City Hall is hereby ordered 
closed until one o'clock P.M. on the day of the 
funeral; and 

Be it Further Resolved, That a copy of this reso- 
lution, suitably engrossed, be presented by the 
City Council to the daughter of Patrick Sheridan 
Smith, as a sign of its lasting affection and ad- 
miration and as a testimonial to his fruitful and 
inspiring career. 

By unanimous consent, committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Lindell moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed unanimously, by a rising vote. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon addressed the Council, 
paying tribute to the loyalty, ability and sterling char- 
acter of the deceased Alderman. 

Addresses to the memory of the late Alderman 
Smith were also made by Aldermen Waller, Cohen, 
Bohling, Orlikoski, Bowler, DePriest, Murphy and 
Cowhey, who eulogized his honesty, loyalty, fairness 
and devotion to duty. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, stated that he 
had always admired Alderman Smith's fairness, de- 
cency and honesty of purpose, and his ignoring of 
party lines in forming his opinion on controversial 



questions. He stated, further, that the City of Chi- 
cago had lost a good citizen and a good servant, and 
that he personally had lost a good friend, when Alder- 
man Smith passed on. 

The following message from Alderman Quinn was 
read : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, 
Mayor, City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — Unfortunately I will be out of the 
city tomorrow, as I am leaving for Washington 
this afternoon. Will you have the record show my 
failure to attend the meeting because of my absence 
from the city and that I desire to express my high 
appreciation of Alderman Smith and the great 
loss the City has experienced because of his death. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) James R. Quinn. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Thereupon, Alderman Lindell moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood ad- 
journed. 




City Clerk. 



COPY 



Journal of the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, May 19, 1943 

at 10:30 O'CLOCK A. M. 

( Council Chamber, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Attendance. 

Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, Cohen, Moss, 
Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, 
Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, O'Hallaren, 
Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

^&senf— Aldermen Pieczynski, Upton, Keane and 
Rostenkowski. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett, it was ordered 
that the record show that Alderman Pieczynski's ab- 
sence was due to illness. 

On motion of Alderman Orlikoski, it was ordered 
that the record show that Aldermen Keane and Ros- 
tenkowski were absent because of illness. 



Call to Order. 

On Wednesday, May 19, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. 
(the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 
able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Quorxim. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 

A quorum present. 



Invocation. 

Rev. Richard R. Fillbrandt, Pastor of Gethsemane 
Evangehcal and Reformed Church, opened the meet- 
ing with prayer. 



JOURNAL (May 5, 1943). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the record 
of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Wednesday, May 5, 1943, at 10:30 o'clock A. M., 
signed by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to correct said printed 
record as follows : 

Page 42, left-hand column— by striking out the 
word possibility" occurring in the thirty-third 
and thirty-fourth lines from the top of the page 
and inserting in lieu thereof the word "probability" ; 

Page 43, right-hand column— by striking out the 
word signal", being the first word in the seventh 
line from the bottom of the page, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the word "signals"; 

Page 127, left-hand column — by striking out the 
words "Thirty-Eighth Ward" occurring in the 
thirteenth line from the top of the page, and in- 
serting m heu thereof the words "Thirty-Seventh 
Ward ; 

Page 133, left-hand column— by striking out the 
date September 12, 1929" occurring in the seven- 
teenth line from the bottom of the page, and in- 
1929"^ "eu thereof the date "September 11, 

The motion prevailed. 



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Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as corrected, as the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said meeting, and to dispense with the reading 
thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



JOUKNAL (May 15, 1943). 



On motion of Alderman Kacena consideration of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the special meeting held 
on Saturday, May 15, 1943, was deferred. 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS 



CITY CLEKK. 



Report as to Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this ofiice : 
American Excelsior Corp. : acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed March 18, 1943, switch track; 
filed April 29, 1943; 

American Medical Assn. : acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed March 18, 1943, vault (with 
coalholes and trapdoor) ; filed May 14, 1943; 

Trustees of the property of C, M., St. P. and P. 
R. R. Co. : acceptance and bond, ordinance passed 
March 18, 1943, switch tracks across N. Hickory 
. avenue, W. Haines street and W. Division street; 
filed April 29, 1943. 

Trustees of the property of C, M., St. P. and P. 
R. R. Co. : acceptance and bond, ordinance passed 
March 18, 1943, switch tracks along and across 
N. Hooker and W. Bliss streets; filed April 29, 
1943; 

Trustees of the property of C, M., St. P. and P. 
R. R. Co. : acceptance and bond, ordinance passed 
March 18, 1943, switch track across N. Kings- 
bury street; filed April 29, 1943; 

The E. L. Essley Machinery Co.: acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed March 18, 1943, 
switch track ; filed April 29, 1943 ; 

Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. : acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed March 18, 1943, vault; 
filed May 13, 1943; 

Standard Brands, Inc.: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed March 18, 1943, tunnel; filed 
May 13, 1943 ; 

Union Special Machine Co.: acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed March 18, 1943, cove.red 
bridge (passageway); filed May 14, 1943. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully yours, 

LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Reports as to Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby informed that the 
ordinances listed below, passed April 9, 1943 (ap- 



FROM CITY OFFICERS. 

pearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on the 
respective pages noted), were officially published 
in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on Friday, 
May 7, 1943 : 

1. Specific designation of a Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund project (improvement of E. and W. 103rd 
street between S. Michigan avenue and S. Hal- 
sted street), and authorization for expenditures 
therefor (pp. 31-32). 

2. Amendment of ordinance passed February 
25, 1943, establishing a loading zone at Nos. 
101-107 W. Wacker drive (lower level) (p. 24). 

3. Load limitation for vehicles on S. Elizabeth 
street, between W. 47th and W. 49th streets 

' (P- 26). 

4. Prohibitions against parking at the follow- 
ing locations : 

W. Wacker drive (south side) from No. 301 
to No. 335 (p. 24) ; 

S. Lowe avenue (west side), between W. 
65th street and W. 66th street (p. 27). 
Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby informed that an 
ordinance passed May 5, 1943, appearing on pages 
42-44 of the Journal of the Proceedmgs of said 
date, amending Chapter 194 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago by the adoption of new air raid signals 
and provisions concerning blackouts and other mat- 
ters connected with air raids, was officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
Monday, May 17, 1943. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 

Report as to Filing of Oaths of Office. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

City of Chicago 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
following-named appointees have duly taken and 
subscribed the oath of office as prescribed by 
statute, as Members of the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago, which oaths were filed in this 
office on the respective dates noted : 

James B. McCahey May 7, 1943 

Frederick P. Siebel, Sr May 7, 1943 

Wilson Frankland .- May 10, 1943. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



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Proclamations of Mayor. 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tions of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 

Designation of "National Hospital Day in Chicago." 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, for the past twenty-two years. May 12, 
the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightin- 
gale, has been celebrated as National Hospital Day 
and ' 

Whereas, the second war-time observation of 
this day finds our hospitals facing unprecedented 
war-caused problems ; and 

Whereas, among the more serious of these prob- 
lems is the severe drain on hospital personnel 
caused by the demands of the armed forces and 
creatmg a serious shortage of nurses, orderlies and 
other hospital aides ; and 

Whereas, the women of our country because of 
these critical shortages in hospital personnel, are 
faced with a challenge which is vital to the health, 
the safety and the very lives of our home front. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, upon the occasion of the one 
hundred and twenty-third anniversary of the birth 
of Nurse Nightingale, do designate May 12 as 
National Hospital Day in Chicago, and in so doing 
1 do urge the patriotic women of Chicago to enroll 
as student nurses, to enlist in the Volunteer Nurses' 
Aide Corps through the American Red Cross or to 
assist m every way possible by lending their per- 
sonal services to their community hospitals. 

Dated this sixth day of May, A. D., 1943. 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "Civilian Defense Day." 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, today there stand enrolled in the 
Civilian Defense Organization, Citizens' Defense 
Corps and the Citizens' Service Corps of the Chi- 
cago Metropolitan Area, an army of more than 
500,000 fully trained, patriotic men and women 
who give unstintingly of their time and energy to 
insure the successful operation of this great morale 
building organization; and 

Whereas, within the Metropolitan Area there 
have been established in strategic locations control 
centers which function on a continuous 24-hour 
basis as protection against enemy attack; and 

Whereas, for further protection against possible 
attack by the enemy there are within the Civilian 
Defense Organization thousands of fully trained 
wardens, fire watchers, auxiliary firemen and police- 
men, first aid workers, members of decontamination 
squads and repair crews, ready to swing into action 
for the protection of the lives and property of citi- 
zens of the Chicago Metropolitan Area; and 

Whereas, thousands of women in Civilian De- 
fense give daily their time and effort to assist 
housewives in the many war-caused problems, such 
as rationing, nutrition and nourishment classes, 
health and hygiene, child care, in addition to 
serving m the capacity of air raid wardens and 



other protective duties; while our block wardens 
and their assistants have been of tremendous aid 
here on the home front in the furtherance of 
all salvage and conservation campaigns; and 

Whereas, our block wardens and their aids also 
have been responsible for the sale and subscription 
of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of war 
bonds; and 

Whereas, through their cheerful, patriotic service 
and industry members of the Civilian Defense or- 
ganization in this Area have perfected a Civilian 
Defense structure absolutely untainted by politics 
or prejudice of any kind, operating so smoothly and 
efficiently that it has been made the pattern for 
the rest of the nation to follow. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, as Mayor of 
Chicago, and United States Coordinator of Civilian 
Derense, in recognition of the splendid work ac- 
complished since the creation of the office of Civilian 
Defense by executive order of the President of the 
United States on May 20, 1941, do hereby designate 
May 20, 1943, the second anniversary of the found- 
of the organization, as Civilian Defense Day in 
Chicago, and hereby urge all citizens to give 
acknowledgment to the outstanding accomplish- 
ments of the men and women in Civilian Defense 
who, through their hard work and faithful per- 
formance of their duties here on the home front 
have brought recognition to Chicago as the fore- 
niost city m all phases of the war effort, and I urge 
also that every citizen continue to do his full share 
in order that this enviable record may continue. 

Dated this 17th day of May, A. D., 1943. 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of "Maritime Day in Chicago". 

City of Chicago 
Office op the Mayor 

Proclamation 
Whereas, May 22, 1943, has by Presidential Proc- 
lamation, been designated as National Maritime 
Day; and 

Whereas, this nation and her allies of the United 
Nations, are now engaged in the greatest universal 
war since the beginning of mankind ; and 

Whereas, the American Merchant Marine consti- 
tutes the supply lifeline to our armed forces and 
those of the other United Nations, who are fighting 
in all the far corners of the earth ; and 

Whereas, the patriotic and highly essential job 
being done by those brave and sturdy men, who con- 
stitute the personnel of the Merchant Marine, de- 
livering the goods to our armed forces and' our 
allies, has not heretofore been properly recognized* 
and ' 

Whereas, our country's tremendous shipbuilding 
program is reaching the acme in shipbuilding per- 
fection, by constructing a ship a day ; and 

Whereas, many men and boys from our own city, 
Chicago, are in training or are now performing 
duty m the American Merchant Marine; and 

Whereas, during the nation's first year of war 
the casualty rate amongst Merchant Seamen was 
far greater than that of all our armed forces com- 
bined; and 

Whereas, many of these casualties were our own 
sons, husbands and fathers from Chicago and sur- 
rounding area; 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim the 22nd 



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day of May, 1943, as Maritime Day in Chicago and 
do urge all public officials, civic organizations, pub- 
lic and private schools, and patriotic organizations, 
on this day, to become better acquainted with the 
accomplishments and duties of the American Mer- 
chant Marine, and to pay a well deserved tribute to 
those gallant sons who have given their lives un- 
sung by demonstrating heartfelt thanks and grati- 
tude to those who have died and to those who are 
continuing to deliver the goods in order to shorten 
this great world conflict. 

Dated at Chicago this 15th day of May, A. D., 
1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Designation of "Noise Abatement Week in Chicago". 

City of Chicago 
oipfice of the mayor 

Proclamation 

Whereas, it has been shown that noise exerts a 
definitely adverse effect on civilian health and wel- 
fare, lessens the productive efficiency of both 
manual and brain workers, interferes with the 
sleep and rest of night-shift war workers, wastes 
energy and dissipates manpower vital to the war 
effort; and 

Whereas, for these and other reasons, the control 
of noise has been urged as an essential factor in 
our wartime economy: to protect the health of our 
people, maintain civilian morale, and sustain the 
Production of war materials vital to the success of 
our armed fores ; and 

Whereas, the National Noise Abatement Council 
has designated the week of May 30 to June 5, 1943, 
as National Noise Abatement Week, during which 
it will wage a nation-wide campaign for the elimina- 
tion of needless noise as a civilian health and wel- 
fare measure, for the conservation of manpower, 
and to aid war production ; and 

Whereas, all citizens of Chicago are thus afforded 
an opportunity to join with the National Noise 
Abatement Council and with cities throughout the 
nation in this effort to combat the waste and de- 
structiveness of noise and thereby minimize its 
hazard to the war effort and speed the day of 
victory. 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, do, hereby, proclaim the week 
of May 30 to June 5, 1943, as Noise Abatement 
Week in Chicago, and in so doing I call upon all 
citizens to make it their special concern to bring 
to successful conclusion the efforts made here to 
eliminate needless noise on our city streets, in our 
war industries, offices and homes. 

Dated at Chicago this seventh day of May, A. D., 
1943. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented claims as follows: 

S. D. Hess, for compensation for damage to an 
automobile ; 

Daniel Combiner, for a refund of court costs; 

Crystal Tube Manufacturing Company, for a re- 
fund of license deposit; 

Angelo Colonito, for a refund of food dispenser 
license fee; 

Sam Dearing, for a rebate of motor vehicle repair 
shop liccnsG f gg j 

Ernest Ketchum for a refund of dog registry 
fee; 



Century Metalcraft Corporation, Continental Au- 
tomobile Leasing System, Inc., Hayes Freight Lines, 
Erwin Musolff and Howard E. Rees, for refunds 
and rebates of vehicle license fees ; 

Nick Cammarata, John E. Feltman, Frank 
Schneider and W. C. Waddell, for rebates of vehicle 
license fees; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented communications from the 
City Comptroller, transmitting duplicate payrolls for 
the following periods : 

Police payroll No. 1180— period ending April 30, 
1943; 

Fire payroll No. 1230— period ending April 30, 
1943; 

Miscellaneous payrolls — period endmg May 15, 
1943; 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 

Submission of Application of Gould Coal Co. for 
Temporary Use of Portion of 
S. Prairie Av. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
the Superintendent of Compensation transmitting an 
application of Gould Coal Company for permission for 
the temporary use of a portion of S. Prairie avenue 
lying south of E. 63rd street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 

DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting City of Chicago 
Introduced in 63rd General Assembly. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation : 

City of Chicago 
Department op Law 

May 10, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen— Since our last report to you con- 
cerning bills introduced in the general assembly of 
direct interest to the city the following bills have 
been presented which so affect the city as to call 
for attention from your honorable body : 
Senate Bills: 
S. B. 290— Specifies in detail the procedure to 
govern every action in any court to review any 
final order, determination or decision of any ad- 
ministrative agency. Provides that any statutory, 
equitable or common law mode of review (in- 
cluding certiorari) of orders, determinations or 
decisions of any administrative agency hereto- 
fore available in this State shall not hereafter 
be employed. Defines administrative agencies to 
include a person, body of persons, group, officer 
or bureau, commission or department (other 
than a judge, justice of the peace or magistrate) 
of the State, or of any county, township or 
municipality having power under the law to 



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make orders, determinations or decisions which 
are subject to judicial review by any common 
law, writ or by virtue of this or other statutes 
of this State. Act to take effect January 1, 1944. 
S. B. 354 and 355 are companion bills. 

S. B. 297 — Amends Section 24 of an Act author- 
izmg cities, villages and incorporated towns which 
have heretofore entered into agreements with the 
Federal government and have received Federal 
grants for certain improvements to levy taxes 
and issue bonds, approved March 3, 1936. Per- 
mits any property owner to pay his assessment 
either before or after the assesment is due and 
whether or not the assessment has been with- 
drawn from collection or sold to the municipality 
or forfeited for non-payment with bonds or 
vouchers heretofore or hereafter issued under 
this Act. 

S. B. 300— Amends Section 84-89 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Permits any property 
owner to pay his special assessment wholly or in 
-part either before or after it is due and whether 
or not the assessment has been withdrawn from 
collection or sold or forfeited for non-payment of 
assessment, with bonds or vouchers heretofore 
or hereafter issued under this article, applying 
however, 'the bonds and vouchers of each series 
only to the payment of installment to which thev 
relate. 

S. B. 313 — Amends Section 138 of the Uniform 
Act Regulating Traffic on Highways. Provides 
that fines and penalties recovered for offenses 
committed upon a highway within the limits of a 
city, village or incorporated town or under the 
jurisdiction of any park district, shall be paid to 
the treasurer of that particular municipality if 
the violator was arrested by authorities of the 
city, village, incorporated town or park district, 
provided that police officers and officials of such 
municipalities seasonably prosecute for all fines 
and penalties under this Act. If the violation is 
prosecuted by the authorities of any county any 
fines or penalties shall be paid to the county 
treasurer. Penalties recovered for offenses com- 
mitted outside the limits of the city, village, in- 
corporated town or park district shall be paid to 
the treasurer of the county where the offense was 
committed. 

S. B. 325— Amends Section 2 of the Retailers' 
Occupation Tax Act. Provides that the tax levied 
by virtue of this Act shall not be imposed on any 
sales of tangible personal property made in the 
course of business during the period commencing 
July 1, 1943, and ending June 30, 1944. Suspends 
collection of sales tax for one year beginnine 
July 1, 1943. s s 

S. B. 326— Amends Section 5 of the Deadly 
Weapon Act and adds Section IB thereto. Pro- 
vides that no person shall carry concealed on or 
about his person a knife of any description hav- 
ing a blade length in excess of 1% inches. 
Penalty. 

S. B. 329 — Amends Section 39 of the Pure Food 
Act. Provides that after the effective date of 
this amendatory Act and until the termination 
of World War II, plain ice cream shall contain 
not less than 10% by weight of milk fat and 
special ice creams shall contain not less than 10% 
milk fat in that proportion excluding the flavor- 
ing materials, and the finished ice cream shall 
not contain less than 8% milk fat. 

S. B. 330— Amends Sectiorl 18 of the City Civil 
Service Act. Provides that in cities having a 
population of more than 100,000 inhabitants, the 
salary of the chief examiner of the commission 



shall be fixed by the city council instead of being 
a salary of $4,500 a year. 

S. B. 336 — Amends Section 151/2 of the Ballot 
Act. Provides that at the general election held 
m November 1944 the proposition to amend sec- 
tion 2 of Article XIV of the Constitution shall be 
submitted to referendum on the same ballot with 
^the names of candidates to be voted for at such 
election, in a separate column at the left of the 
names of all candidates for office. Designates the 
form of the ballot as "for the proposed Amend- 
ment to section 2, of Article XIV of the Constitu- 
tion." Persons desiring to vote for the Amend- 
ment may do so by leaving the said words intact 
on the ballot. Those voting against the proposi- 
tion by striking out such words. All ballots on 
which the words have been left intact shall be 
counted for the Amendment and all those wherein 
the words have been stricken shall be counted 
as against said Amendment. 

S. B. 338— Amends Sections 127 and 131 of an 
Act in relation to the regulation of traffic. Ex- 
tends the total length of motor vehicles permitted 
on the highways from 40 to 45 feet. Provides that 
a vehicle operated as a tractor and semi-trailer 
shall be subject to the same length limitations as 
provided above. Designates the total gross weight 
on the road surface for vehicles using pneumatic 
tires. 

S. B. 342— Amends Sections 127 and 131 of an 
Act m relation to traffic. Extends the length of 
vehicles or combinations thereof permitted on the 
highway from 35 to 40 feet extreme overall 
dimension. Increases the gross weight to be per- 
mitted on the road surface through any axle of 
any vehicle from 16,000 to 18,000 pounds. Pro- 
vides that the gross weight of the vehicle and 
maximum load shall not exceed 24,000 pounds 
unless said vehicle is a vehicle of the second divi- 
sion designed and used for carrying of more than 
seven passengers and is equipped with balloon 
tires and hydraulic shock absorbers in which 
case the maximum gross weight shall not exceed 
30,000 pounds. 

S. B. 368 — Provides that no employer employ- 
ing both males and females in the same plant or 
establishment shall discriminate between them in 
any way in the payment of wages for work of 
substantially the same character, quality and 
quantity being similarly performed or formerly 
performed by a male in the same plant or estab- 
lishment. Makes it the duty of the Department 
of Labor to administer this Act. Makes the em- 
ployer who violates this Act liable to the em- 
ployee affected for the amount by which the 
salary or wage required by this Act, to be paid 
exceeds the amount actually paid and also for an 
additional equal amount as liquidated damages 
Penalty. 

S. B. 373— Amends Section 11 of the Municipal 
Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund Act, in 
cities having a population exceeding 200,OOo' in- 
habitants. Increases the tax which may be levied 
by any city under this Act for annuity fund pur- 
poses from 17/20 of a mill to not more than 1 6 
mills. 

'}n^\nAo^'^'^~^^'^^^^^ ^^^^^ tax to 1% after June 
OU, iy4:o. 

House Bills: 
H. B. 402— Provides for the assessment and 
taxation of private car line companies by the 
State Tax Commission; the rate of taxation to be 
computed on the average rate of taxation. Such 
tax, when collected, shall be paid to the State 
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tax determination to be used in case the first 
method herein specified is declared invalid. 

H. B. 408 — Amends Sections 10 and 14 of the 
Eminent Domain Act. Requires the order of the 
court to name the persons to whom compensation 
shall be paid and the amount to be paid to each. 
If there is any controversy between the defend- 
ants or if the property is involved in another 
litigation the court shall order the money to be 
paid to the county treasurer pending the final 
disposition of such litigation. Makes it the duty 
of the county treasurer upon order or decree of 
court to pay the same to the parties entitled 
thereto. 

H. B. 416 — A bill providing manner of annex- 
ing certain unincorporated territory to a mu- 
nicipality. 

H. B. 445— Amends Section 19 of the 1939 Rev- 
enue Act. Removes the provision exempting from 
taxation all land of housing authorities created 
under an Act in relation to housing authorities 
approved March 19, 1934, and all property be- 
longing to the Illinois State Public Building Au- 
thority for cities, villages and incorporated towns 
of 75,000 or more inhabitants. ' 

H. B. 452— Amends Sections 3, 8, 10, 16, 20, 
21, 25 and 26 of the Inheritance Tax Law. Pro- 
vides that of the tax collected under this Act, 
one-half thereof shall be paid into the county 
treasury and the balance remitted to the State 
Treasurer. 

H. B. 454— Amends Section 17 of the Chicago 
Municipal Court Act. Increases the salary to 
which twenty-seven additional deputy bailiffs 
are entitled from $2500 to $3000 per annum. 
Same as H. B. 569. 

H. B. 456 — Provides a new method of electing 
judges of the Municipal Court of Chicago. 

H. B. 464 — Provides that any railroad company 
or express agency may apply to the Governor to 
appoint and commission its nominees to act as 
policemen for such company. If application is 
in proper form, the Governor shall appoint the 
nominees. For good cause the Governor may re- 
voke the commission. Every appointee must be a 
citizen of the United States. Requires a surety 
bond of $1000 from every officer commissioned, 
and requires that he take an oath of office. Pro- 
vides that such officer shall have full police 
power, except the service of civil process, while 
discharging his duties upon the property of such 
railroad. Prescribes the duties of such officer. 
Provides that the compensation of such officer 
shall be paid by the railroad requesting the com- 
mission. Provides that the authority of the offi- 
cer shall be terminated when the company no 
longer requires his service. 

H. B. 475 — Provides for the licensing and 
regulation of "community currency exchanges." 
Auditor of Public Accounts to administer act. 
Might affect our power to regulate these 
exchanges. 

H. B. 482 — Same as Senate Bill 290 reported. 

H. B. 485 — Authorizes cities, villages and in- 
corporated towns to enact an ordinance to pro- 
vide either for the remission of all penalties, 
interest and costs, other than advertising costs 
on deliquent special taxes or for the remission of 
penalties, interest and costs other than the ad- 
vertising costs accruing after the maturity date 
of bonds issued to finance any improvement. 
Authorizes the owner of real estate on which 
there is any amount of past due special assess- 
ments as of April 1, 1943, on or before June 1, 
1944, to petition the officer authorized to collect 



special assessments levied by cities, villages or 
incorporated towns and therein stipulates a day 
not later than 90 days after the filing thereof on 
which he will pay the full amount due as deter- 
mined by this Act. The collector shall determine 
the amount due together with advertising costs 
and all penalties, interest and costs as of the date 
stipulated therein but not including penalties, 
interest and costs. Provides that acceptance of 
such amount less the penalties may be accepted 
in full payment of special assessments due on 
such assessment. 

H. B. 502 — Repeals cigarette tax. 

H. B. 503 — Repeals the tax on beer, wine and 
alcoholic spirits imposed by last General As- 
sembly. 

H. B. 508— Amends Section 216 of 1939 Rev- 
enue Act to provide for personal service upon 
occupants of real estate upon which a tax lien is 
being foreclosed and for either personal service 
or service by publication upon all other persons 
having an interest in such real estate. Provides 
that tax deed shall issue to the holder of Certifi- 
cate of Purchase at the foreclosure sale upon 
actual notice to occupants and constructive notice 
,to other parties interested in the real estate, 
such deed to issue not less than -two years nor 
more than five years after date of certificate. 

Provides that foreclosure remedy shall also be 
available for the foreclosure of the lien of a 
special assessment or special tax upon real es- 
tate levied under the former local improvement 
act or under Article 84 of the Revised Cities and 
Villages Act. 

H. B. 511 — Adds Section 25a to the municipal 
court and law department, employees annuities 
and benefit fund Act in cities having a popula- 
tion of more than 200,000 inhabitants, and re- 
peals sections 26 to 36 inclusive thereof. Fixes 
the basis upon which annuities shall be paid to 
retired employees after attaining fifty-seven 
years of age depending upon the years of serv- 
ice. Fixes widows' annuities on the same basis. 

H. B. 515— Amends Section 151/2 of the Ballot 
Act. Provides that at the general election held 
in November 1944 the proposition to amend sec- 
tion 2 of Article XIV of the Constitution shall 
be submitted to referendum on the same ballot 
with the names of candidates to be voted for at 
such election, in a separate column at the left 
of the names of all candidates for office. Desig- 
nates the form of the ballot as "for the proposed 
Amendment to section 2 of Article XIV of the 
Constitution." Persons desiring to vote for the 
Amendment may do so by leaving the said words 
intact on the ballot. Those voting against the 
proposition by striking out such words. All ballots 
on which the words have been left intact shall be 
counted for the Amendment and all those wherein 
the words have been stricken shall be counted as 
against the Amendment. 

H. B. 537 — Amends Section 12 of the Municipal 
Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund Act in 
cities having a population exceeding 200,000 in- 
habitants. Defines municipal employes to be any 
person employed by such city or Board of Edu- 
cation or employed by the board created by this 
Act. 

H. B. 538 — Amends Section 12 of the Laborers 
and Retirement Board Employees Annuities and 
Benefit Fund Act in cities having a population 
exceeding 200,000 inhabitants. Removes from 
the definition of contributor that a person be 
employed subject to the Civil Service Law of 
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li. B. 543 — Amends Section 1 of an Act to pro- 
vide for the compulsory retirement of teachers, 
principals, district superintendents, and assistant 
superintendents and for the payment of retire- 
ment annuities. Provides that any teacher, prin- 
cipal, district superintendent or asistant superin- 
tendent may, if he so desires, continue in active 
service until the end of the school term during 
which he attains the age of 65 years. 
H. B. 548— Same as H. B. 402. 

H. B. 549 — Provides another method of elect- 
ing Judges of the Municipal Court. Elections to 
be by districts instead of at large. 

H. B. 551 — In proceedings to foreclose lien of 
delinquent real estate taxes state's attorney shall 
receive a fee of 10% of total amount realized 
from sale of real estate in such proceeding. Same 
as S. B. 381. 

H. B. 552 — Amends Revenue Act relative to 
notice in proceeding to foreclose lien for delin- 
quent taxes. Same as S. B. 380. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Al F. Gorman, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WOKKS. 



Authorization for Installation of Water Supply Pipes 
in Sundry Streets. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and proposed order, submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Public Works 

May 10, 1943. 

To the Mayor and City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water 
mains in various streets, and respectfully ask the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of PubUc Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains 
in the following streets : 



In 

Austin Ave. 
Cottage Grove 

Ave. 
Marshfield Ave. 
Webster Ave. 
Kendall Ave. 
Dayton St. 
Nelson St. 
Crandon Ave. 
Morgan St. 
Bauwans St. 
Noble St, 
Claremont Ave. 
Oakley Ave. 
Illinois St. 
82nd Place 
Talman Ave. 
Lyndale Ave. 
Polk St. 
Campbell Ave. 
Taylor St. 
Inter. Blue Island 
Weed St. 
Summer dale Ave. 
Marshfield Ave. 
35th St. 
Justine St. 
Prairie Ave. 
Central Pk. Ave. 
Irene Ave. 
Princeton Ave. 
Cermak Rd. 
84th St. 
Buena Ave. 
Kenmore Ave. 



From 

58th St. . 
Vincennes Ave. 

Chicago Ave. 
Damen Ave. 
Hoyne Ave. 
Blackhawk St. 
Elston Ave. 
102nd St. 
119th St. 
Ashland Ave. 
Milwaukee Ave. 
57th St. 
58th St. 
Peshtigo Ct. 
Talman Ave. 
82nd St. 

Washtenaw Ave, 
Washtenaw Ave. 
Polk St. 
Campbell Ave. 
18th St. 
Halsted St. 
Harlem Ave. 
Pearson St. 
Justine St. 
34th St. 
16th St. 
Addison St. 
Troy St. 
Pershing Rd. 
Archer Ave. 
Burley Ave. 
Kenmore Ave. 
Buena Ave. 



Originated by: 
(Signed) B. W. Cullen, 

Supt. Water Pipe Extension 
Recommended : 
(Signed) W, W. DeBerard, 

City Engineer. 







Probable Cost, 
Including 


To 


Size 


Hydrants 
and Basins 


60th St. 


8" & 12" 


$ 1,149.21 


35th St. 


6"-8" 12" 


2,441.20 


Pearson St. 


8"& 6" 


4,837.00 


Elston Ave. 


8"& 6" 


11,398.00 


Taylor St. 


8" & 6'' 


5,874.20 


North Ave. 


8" & 6" 


5,244.00 


Rockwell St. 


8" & 6" 


3,114.00 


103rd St. 


8"& 6" 


2,508.02 


248' NNL 120th St. 


8" 


2,064.84 


Blackhawk St. 


8"6"& 4" 


7,166.00 


Division St. 


8" 


7,817.00 


165' south 


8" 


1,068.00 


170' N. of 59th St. 


8" 


2,002.00 


Streeter Dr. 


12" 


8,420.00 


Eastward 141' 


8" ^ 


82nd Place 


8"^ 


1,789.00 


Talman Ave. 


6" 


4,319.00 


Campbell Ave. 


12" ~ 




Taylor St. 


8" 


>■ 23,478.50 


Washtenaw Ave. 


6" & 4" . 




Loomis St. 


8" & 12" 


4,413.00 


Kingsbury St. 
377' West 


8"& 6" 


8,910.00 


6" 


2,248.00 


Division St. 


8"& 6" 


20,203.00 


Iron St. 


36" & 12" 1 




35th St. 


8" & 3" J 


^ 14,370.00 


18th St. 


12" 8" 6" 


5,000.00 


Eddy St. 


8" 


2,300.00 


Kedzie Ave. 


12" 


2,004.00 


Root St. 


12" 


13,790.00 


Canal St. 


8" 


8,396.00 


Green Bay Ave. 


8" 


5,475.00 


Seminary Ave, 
750' Southward 


12" 1 




12" J 


7,606.00 






$189,476.97 



Remarks 

195x82 Pave. 
195x82 Repl. 



195x82 
195x82 
195x82 
195x82 
195x82 
195x83 
195x84 
195x82 
195x82 
195x82 
195x82 
195x84 



Repl. 

Repl. 

Repl. 

Repl. 

Repl. 

Fire Pro. 

Main Better, 

Repl. 

Repl. 

Circ. 

Circ. 

Better. 



195x82 Rev. 
195x82 Repl. 

Fire Protection. 

195x82 Repl, 
195x82 Repl. 
195x82 Rev. 
195x82 Repl. 

195x82 Repl, 

195x82 Repl. 
195x84 M. B, 
195x84 M. B. 
195x84 Repl. 
195x82 Repl. 
195x84 M. B. 

195x83 F. P, 



(Signed) 



Respectfully, 

O. E, Hewitt, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



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May 19, 1943 



By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of Vari- 
ations from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of May 17, 



1943, transmitting resolutions concerning applications 
for allowances of variations from the requirements of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon which it had held 
public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Denial of Variation Recommended: 

No. 1500 N. Artesian avenue, 
Nos. 1912-1914 W. Maypole avenue, 
No. 6200 No. Kenmore avenue, and 
No. 11000 S. Sawyer avenue. 

Granting of Variation Recommended: 

No. 700 N. Homan avenue. 

No. 5840 S. Honore street, 

No. 1509 E. 85th place. 

No. 70 E. 51st street, 

Nos. 3823-3831 W. Lake street, 

No. 3124 W. Ogden avenue. 

No. 6222 S. Richmond street. 

No. 3026 E. Cheltenham place, and 

No. 2134 S. Ashland avenue. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for Issuance and Sale of New Tax 
Anticipation Warrants in Substitution for 
Certain Warrants Now Held as Invest- 
ment in Funds of City. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the issuance and sale 
of new tax anticipation warrants in substitution for 
certain warrants now held as an investment in funds 
of the City. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

ye((s_Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Authorizing the Re-Issue of Tax Anticipation War- 
rants Held as an Investment in the Funds of the 
City. 

Whereas, The tax anticipation warrants issued 
by the City of Chicago, hereinafter described, were 
purchased with funds in the City treasury which 
were not immediately necessary for the particular 
purposes for which said funds were set aside and 



the taxes in anticipation of which said warrants 
were issued have not been received by the City ; and 

Whereas, It is now deemed expedient to convert 
said tax anticipation warrants into money for the 
restoration of the funds invested in said tax antici- 
pation warrants for use for the particular purposes 
for which said funds were set aside; now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. The Mayor and the City Comptroller 
hereby are authorized to issue and sell new war- 
rants, as provided in Section 15-9 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942, 
in lieu of the following original tax anticipation 
warrants heretofore issued by the City of Chicago 
and now held as an investment in the funds of the 
City: 

City of Chicago Tax Anticipation Warrants of 
THE Year 1943: 

Denomi- 

Date of Issue Numbers nation Total 

For Corporate Purposes: 
Apr. 30, 1943, C-91 to C-100 inc., $100,000 $1,000,000 
For Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 
May 7, 1943, M-19, M-20 & M-21, $50,000 $150,000 
May 10, 1943, M-22, for 40,000 
May 10, 1943, M-23, for 25,000 

$215,000 

For Public Library Purposes: 
May 14, 1943, L-7 to L-10, inc., $50,000 $200,000 

For Poor Relief Purposes: 
May 5, 1943, R-146 to R-155, inc., $50,000 $500,000 

The authority to issue the original warrants 
above described hereby is reaffirmed in all respects. 

Section 2. The new warrants hereby authorized 
to be issued and sold shall be of a like principal 
amount, for the same purpose and in anticipation 
of the same taxes as the original warrants were 
issued, and shall be subject to all the provisions in 



May 19, 1943 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



147 



Sections 15-6 and 15-7 of the Revised Cities and 
Villages Act, effective January 1, 1942. The new 
warrants may have any date subsequent to the date 
of the original tax anticipation warrants, shall be 
of the denomination of $1000, or multiples thereof, 
shall bear interest not to exceed three per cent per 
annum from the date thereof until paid and shall 
be sold by the City Comptroller at not less than the 
par value thereof and accrued interest from the 
date thereof. 

Section 3. Simultaneously with the delivery of 
and receipt of payment for any of the new tax 
anticipation warrants, a like principal amount of 
the original warrants that were issued against the 
same tax that is anticipated by the new warrants, 
together with so much of the interest accrued 
thereon as the proceeds of the sale of the new tax 
anticipation warrants will permit, shall be paid and 
canceled. 

The proceeds of the sale of the new tax anticipa- 
tion warrants shall be paid to the City Treasurer to 
restore the funds of the City of Chicago invested in 
the original tax anticipation warrants. Before can- 
cellation of the principal amount of any original 
warrant, the City Treasurer shall separately en- 
dorse thereon the amount paid and the date of 
payment in the following order: (1) the principal 
amount so paid and (2) the amount of accrued 
interest paid. The City Treasurer shall also endorse 
upon the original tax anticipation warrants the 
amount of interest accrued thereon and unpaid, and 
the same shall not be paid until all principal and 
interest upon the new warrants shall be fully paid 
or until money has been set aside for payment 
thereof, if the new warrants are not presented for 
payment after they are called for redemption. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage and approval. 

Notifications as to Selections of Proxies to Affix Sig- 
natures of Mayor and City Comptroller to Certain 
Tax Anticipation Warrants. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file : 

City of Chicago 
Office of the Mayor 

May 19, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen— Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead to 
affix my signature as Mayor to the following Tax 
Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 1943; 
which warrants are to be re-issued from warrants 
held by the City Treasurer and numbered by affix- 
ing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, as required, to the 
original numbers borne by the warrants, — 

In Denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 
Corporate Purposes: 
Nos. C-91-A-1 to C-91-A-100, inclusive 
etc. to and including C-lOO-A-1 to 
C-lOO-A-100, inclusive, aggregating..$l,000,000 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 
Nos. M-19-A-1 to M-19-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating $50,000 

Nos. M-20-A-1 to M-20-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-21-A-1 to M-21-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-22-A-1 to M-22-A-40, 

inclusive, aggregating 40,000 



Nos. M-23-A-1 to M-23-A-25, 

inclusive, aggregating 25,000 

Total $215,000 

Public Libary Purposes: 
Nos. L-7-A-1 to L-7-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating ...$50,000 

Nos. L-8-A-1 to L-8-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. L-9-A-1 to L-9-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. L-lO-A-1 to L-lO-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Total $200,000 

Poor Relief Purposes: 

Nos. R-146-A-1 to R-146-A-50, inclu- 
sive, etc., to and including R-155-A-1 
to R-155-A-50, inclusive, aggregating $500,000 
Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said B. F. Hoist, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated] 

City of Chicago 
Office of City Comptroller 

May 19, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen— Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate D. J. ClarJc as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead to 
affix my signature as Comptroller to the following 
Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 
1943 ; which warrants are to be re-issued from war- 
rants held by the City Treasurer and numbered by 
affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, as required to 

the original numbers borne by the warrants, 

In Denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 
Corporate Purposes: 
Nos. C-91-A-1 to C-91-A-100, inclusive 
etc. to and including C-lOO-A-1 to 
C-lOO-A-100, inclusive, aggregating..$l,000,000 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 
Nos. M-19-A-1 to M-19-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating ....$50,000 

Nos. M-20-A-1 to M-20-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-21-A-1 to M-21-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-22-A-1 to M-22-A-40, 

inclusive, aggregating 40,000 

Nos. M-23-A-1 to M-23-A-25, 

inclusive, aggregating 25,000 

Total .... $215,000 

Public Library Purposes: 
Nos. L-7-A-1 to L-7-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating $50,000 

Nos. L-8-A-1 to L-8-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. L-9-A-1 to L-9-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. L-lO-A-1 to L-lO-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

J^?-^fr. $200,000 

Poor Relief Purposes: 

Nos. R-146-A-1 to R-146-A-50, inclu- 
sive, etc., to and including R-155-A-1 
to R-155-A-50, inclusive, aggregating $500,000 



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May 19, 1943 



Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said D. J. Clark, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Upham^ 
Comptroller. 
[Signatures appended as stated] 



Recommendation for Legislation to Kemove Manda- 
tory Provisions for Tax Levy for Support of Resi- 
dent Faupers in City of Chicago, a,nd to Clarify 
Certain Language in Revised Cities and 
Villages Act. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the adoption of a proposed resolution 
submitted therewith to recommend legislation to 
remove the mandatory provisions for an annual tax 
levy for the support 'of resident paupers in the City 
of Chicago, and to clarify certain language in the 
Revised Cities and Villages Act. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays a;s follows: 

Yeas- Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That draft of bills prepared by the 
Corporation Counsel for submission to the General 
Assembly, described as follows : 

1. A bill to amend Sections 14a and 17a of the 
Pauper Act; 

2. A bill to amend Section 2 of the Emergency 

RGlicf A.ct ' 

3. A bill to amend Section 9-47 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act; 

4. A bill to amend Sections 21-5, 21-7, 21-12, 
21-19 and 21-21 of the Revised Cities and 
Villages Act; 

and hereafter printed in the Journal of the pro- 
ceedings of the City Council, be and the same are 
hereby approved by the ' City Council; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to forward these recommendations 
to His Excellency, Governor Dwight H. Green, the 
President of the Senate and the Speaker of the 
House of the General Assembly. 

The following are the Bills referred to in the fore- 
going resolution: 

A Bill 

For an Act to amend Sections 14a and 17a of "An 
Act to revise the law in relation to paupers," 
approved March 23, 1874, as amended. 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of 

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: 
Section 1. Sections 14a and 17a of "An Act to 

revise the law in relation to paupers," approved 



March 23, 1874, as amended, are amended to read 
as follows : 

Section 14a. [Cities, villages and incorpo- 
rated towns, having a population of more than 
500,000 inhabitants, and] All incorporated towns 
which have superseded civil townships, shall 
relieve and support all poor and indigent persons 
lawfully resident therein, except as herein other- 
wise provided. 

Section 17a! In cities, villages and incorpo- 
rated towns having a population of more than 
500,000 inhabitants the city council or board of 
trustees, as the case may be, [shall] may pro- 
vide by ordinance for the appointment of an 
overseer of the poor or like officer and for such 
other employees and assistants as may be neces- 
sary to properly relieve and support the poor and 
indigent persons lawfully resident therein. The 
compensation of such overseer or officer shall be 
fixed by the city council or board of trustees and 
the compensation of such other employees and 
assistants shall be fixed by such overseer or 
officer subject to the approval of such city coun- 
cil or board of trustees. Such overseer or officer 
shall have the care and oversight of such poor 
and indigent persons as are not supported by 
their relatives or at the county poor farm [and 
shall see that they are suitably relieved, sup- 
ported and employed,] to the extent that funds 
are made uvailahle therefor and subject to such 
restrictions and regulations as may be prescribed 
by the city council or board of trustees, as the 
case may be. Such overseer or officer shall also 
have the same powers and duties as other over- 
seers of the poor under the provisions of sections 
23 and 24 of this Act. Such overseer or officer 
shall execute to said city, village or incorporated 
town, as the case may be, an official bond in a 
penal sum and with sureties to be fixed and 
approved by the city council or board of trustees, 
as the case may be, conditioned for the faithful 
discharge of his duties and the due application 
of all funds or property which shall come to his 
hands as such overseer. If the overseer or officer 
so appointed is a defaulter and in arrears with 
the city, village or incorporated town, as the 
case may be, or has misused, misappropriated 
or converted to his own use or the use of any 
other person any of the funds of the municipality 
or is guilty of any other misconduct in his office, 
the city council or board of trustees, as the case 
may be, may remove him and appoint a suitable 
person to be overseer of the poor therein. 

A Bill 

For an Act to amend Section 2 of "An Act to pro- 
vide for relief of needy persons," approved 
February 6, 1932, as amended. 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: 

Section 1. Section 2 of "An Act to provide for 
relief of needy persons," approved February 6, 
1932, as amended, is amended to read as follows: 
Section 2. For the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of this Act, the said Illinois Public 
Aid Commission may make use of and cooperate 
with counties, townships, and any other munici- 
pal corporations charged by law with the duty 
of poor relief and with other local relief agencies. 
It shall be the duty of the Commission to appoint 
a special Commissioner to hear complaints and 
whenever an aggrieved recipient of relief shall 
file complaint against any supervisor, case 
worker, or other employee of any local or State 
relief agency in any matter wherein administra- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



149 



tion of relief is involved, it shall be the duty of 
such special Commissioner to hear evidence and 
determine said complaint. Said special Commis- 
sioner shall hold public hearings of such com- 
plaints at least once a week, and shall keep a 
public record of such hearings and of the de- 
cisions of such special Commissioner, and the 
decision shall be in writing. 

Of the moneys paid into the Emergency Relief 
Fund a sufficient amount shall be reserved by 
the Auditor of Public Accounts for the payment 
of all expenses necessarily incurred in the ad- 
ministration of this Act. With the consent of 
the Governor, moneys in such fund may be used 
by the Commission to co-operate with Federal, 
State and local agencies in the development of 
work projects for the purpose of providing 
employment for persons on relief rolls, thus 
reducing the relief burden of State and local 
governmental units. Of the balance there shall 
be allocated and pro-rated among the several 
Counties of this State for the relief of neces- 
sitous persons thereof and for the payment of 
expenses necessarily incurred in the administra- 
tion of such relief in such counties amounts as 
certified by the Commission to the Auditor of 
Public Accounts and such amounts shall be paid 
from said fund by the Auditor of Public Ac- 
counts solely for such purposes. The county 
board of each county or a duly appointed com- 
mittee thereof or any other county agency desig- 
nated by the county board shall, prior to the 
first day of each month submit to the Commis- 
sion an itemized statement showing" estimates 
of the relief necessary to be furnished to persons 
and the expenses for the administration thereof 
in the particular county for the ensuing month, 
and the amounts raised by taxation by all local 
units therein. The Commission shall review these 
estimates and shall determine and certify to the 
Auditor of Public Accounts the amounts to be 
allocated to the several Counties monthly which 
amounts shall not exceed amounts arrived at by 
deducting from the total amount estimated to 
be necessary monthly for relief of needy persons 
in the governmental units a monthly pro-rated 
share of funds legally available from all taxes 
levied ypon real and personal property by such 
governmental units for relief purposes. Such allo- 
cation shall be paid to the County Treasurers of 
the several counties (except as hereinafter pro- 
vided) and shall be used exclusively for the 
furnishing of assistance to persons in destitute 
and necessitous circumstances, including relief 
required to be furnished pursuant to Section 24 
of "An Act to revise the law in relation to 
paupers," approved March 23, 1874, as amended, 
and for the payment of expenses necessarily in- 
curred in the administration of such relief in 
such counties, but no money shall be allocated 
or paid to any county in excess of the needs of 
destitute and needy persons in such county and 
the payment of said administrative expenses, nor 
shall any portion of State funds appropriated 
and allocated be used by the overseer of the poor 
of any such governmental unit for the relief and 
support of any employable person who has re- 
fused employment. Whenever the administration 
of relief to destitute and needy persons in any 
governmental unit is wholly or partly with State 
or Federal funds or aid, the Commission may 
prescribe regulations for the use and expendi- 
ture of all funds, including local resources, for 
such relief and support, and may provide that 
such funds be used to co-operate with Federal, 
State and local agencies in the development of 
work projects for the purpose of providing em- 



ployment for persons on relief rolls. In case the 
Commission has reason to believe that the 
requisition by any county or counties for relief 
needs or administrative expenses is excessive 
or beyond its or their needs, then it has the 
power to require said county or counties to ap- 
pear before it and substantiate its requisition 
to the satisfaction of the Commission. 

If State or Federal funds or aid is granted 
to local governmental units for relief purposes, 
the administration of such relief by such units 
shall be subject to the supervision of the Com- 
mission and relief administered by such units 
shall be in accordance with the rules and regu- 
lations of the Commission, and it shall be the 
duty of such units and officers thereof to deliver 
to the Commission for examination and inspec- 
tion all books, records, accounts and other docu- 
ments which the Commission shall require. The 
Commission shall require that relief be granted 
according to a uniform budget standard within 
each local governmental unit receiving State or 
Federal funds or aid for relief purposes, and 
the Commission shall supervise the setting of 
these standards and their enforcement so that 
excessive relief grants be reduced. The Com- 
mission in its discretion may appoint, or re- 
quire that the relief authority of the local 
governmental unit appoint, subject to the ap- 
proval of the Commission, an advisory com- 
mittee of citizens of that unit to survey employ- 
ment opportunities and report its findings to 
the Commission. If any governmental unit 
charged with the duty of relieving destitute and 
needy persons, is, in the determination of the 
Commission, refusing or failing to comply with 
the rules and regulations of the Commission, it 
shall be the duty of the Commission to notify 
promptly the overseer of the poor or other 
proper agency of such unit. If within five (5) 
days after such notice such unit continues to 
refuse or fails to comply with the rules and 
regulations of the Commission, the Commission 
shall instruct the county treasurer of the parti- 
cular county to withhold the payment of any 
further State or Federal funds or aid until such 
governmental unit has established its compliance 
with the rules and regulations of the Commission. 

The Commission with the consent of the Gov- 
ernor, may be the agent of the State for the 
receipt and disbursement of any Federal funds 
or commodities for relief purposes, and upon 
consent of the Governor may use or permit the 
use of relief funds to co-operate in such govern- 
mental projects as are intended for the purpose 
of lessening the relief burden in the State. 

If [after June 30, 1936,] the duty of providing 
relief and support in any governmental unit 
within any county is not upon said county under 
the provision of "An Act to revise the law in 
relation to paupers," approved March 23, 1874, 
as amended, [is upon some governmental unit 
other than the county,] then such money allo- 
cated to the county and paid over to the county 
treasurer shall be paid over to the respective 
overseers of the poor of the several units as 
certified by the Illinois Public Aid Commission 
and used exclusively for the assistance of per- 
sons in destitute and necessitous circumstances, 
including relief required to be furnished pur- 
suant to Section 24 of "An Act to revise the 
law in relation to paupers," approved March 23, 
1874, as amended, and for the payment of ad- 
ministrative costs thereof, but no money shall 
be allocated or paid to any such unit in excess 
of the needs of the destitute and needy persons 
therein and the costs of relief administration 



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May 19, 1943 



thereof, nor shall any portion of State funds 
appropriated and allocated be used by the over- 
seer of the poor of any such governmental unit 
for the relief and support of any employable 
person who has refused employment [ ; provided 
that in case any governmental unit charged with 
the duty of providing relief and support for all 
poor and indigent persons lawfully resident 
therein has failed to levy within the time that 
such levy is authorized to be made at least three 
mills of each dollar of the total equalized value 
of all the taxable property therein for such pur- 
pose no money shall be allocated to such govern- 
mental unit until such levy has been made]. 

Moneys expended for the cost of administra- 
tion or relief, exclusive of any compensation 
paid to the overseer of the poor from funds 
other than funds available for relief purposes, 
during any year in any local governmental unit 
shall not exceed ten per cent ( 10 % ) of the total 
moneys received and expended, when added to 
all other moneys used for the payment of such 
costs. 

The county board shall, before the 15th day 
of each calendar month submit full, itemized 
reports of all receipts and expenditures of 
moneys for relief and the administration thereof 
furnished by the State or the Federal govern- 
ment, in the county during the prior calendar 
month, to the Auditor of Public Accounts and 
the Commission. The books and records dealing 
with such relief of said county boards and other 
governmental units therein administering relief 
in said counties may be audited by the Auditor 
of Public Accounts, at such times as he deems 
necessary. 

Any person who shall misappropriate, misuse 
or unlawfully withhold any of the funds allo- 
cated by the State to the county for relief pur- 
poses shall be guilty of a felony, and shall, upon 
conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the peni- 
tentiary for not less than one year nor more 
than five years. 

The records, books, statements and accounts 
of the Commission shall be available for use by 
the counties or other governmental units ad- 
ministering relief and support in the counties 
under the provisions of "An Act to revise the 
law in relation to paupers," approved March 23, 
1874, as amended. 

The Illinois Emergency Relief Commission 
shall exercise all powers conferred and perform 
all duties imposed upon it by this Act until all 
members of the Illinois Public Aid Commission 
are appointed. Upon the termination of said 
Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, the Illi- 
nois Public Aid Commission shall take possession 
of all records, papers, choses in action, docu- 
ments and memoranda relating to the adminis- 
tration of this Act, and of the offices, supplies, 
furniture and equipment used by said Illinois 
Emergency Relief Commission. Said Illinois 
Public Aid Commission as successor to the Illinois 
Emergency Relief Commission shall succeed to 
all rights and obligations of said Illinois Emer- 
gency Relief Commission and actions heretofore 
instituted by said Relief Commission for the 
recovery of funds, property or other relief which 
may have been obtained wrongfully or which 
may be due and owing to said Illinois Emergency 
Relief Commission may be prosecuted to com- 
pletion by the Illinois Public Aid Commission 
in like manner and with the same effect as if 
no change had been effected by this amendatory 
Act in the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, 
and actions heretofore instituted against said 
Illinois Emergency Relief Conimission or here- 



after instituted upon any cause of action accru- 
ing prior to the effective date of this amendatory 
Act may likewise be maintained against said 
Illinois Public Aid Commission. 

The provisions of this amendatory Act shall 
not affect or impair any order, decision, rule or 
regulation heretofore made by the Illinois 
Emergency Relief Commission; provided, that 
the Illinois Public Aid Commission may, in its 
discretion, review, alter, modify or amend any 
such order, decision, rule, or regulation. 

In all actions at law hereafter instituted in 
the administration of this Act, the same may be 
brought and prosecuted in the name of the 
Illinois Public Aid Commission. 

A Bill 

For an Act to amend Section 9-47 of Article 9 of 
an Act entitled "An Act concerning cities, 
villages, and incorporated towns, and to repeal 
certain Acts herein named," approved August 
15, 1941. 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: 

Section 1. Section 9-47 of Article 9 of an Act 
entitled "An Act concerning cities, villages, and 
incorporated towns, and to repeal certain Acts 
herein named," approved August 15, 1941, and 
known as the Revised Cities and Villages Act, is 
amended to read as follows : 

Section. 9-47. Vote required — yeas and nays 
— record.) The passage of all ordinances for 
whatever purpose, and of any resolution or 
motion (1) to create any liability against a 
city or (2) for the expenditure or appropriation 
of its money, shall require the concurrence of a 
majority of all members elected to the city 
council, including the mayor, unless otherwise 
expressly provided by this Act or any other Act 
governing the passage of any ordinance, resolu- 
tion or motion. [However, the] The passage of 
an ordinance, resolution, or motion to sell any 
[city or] school property shall require the con- 
currence of two-thirds of all aldermen elected. 
The yeas and nays shall be taken upon the 
question of the passage of the designated or- 
dinances, resolutions, or motions and recorded 
in the journal of the city council. Likewise, the 
yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question 
of the passage of any other resolution or motion 
at the request of any alderman and shall be 
recorded in the journal. 

A Bill 

For an Act to amend Sections 21-5, 21-7, 21-12, 
21-19 and 21-21 of Article 21 of an Act entitled 
"An Act concerning cities, villages, and incorpo- 
rated towns, and to repeal certain Acts herein 
named," approved August 15, 1941. 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: 

Section. 1. Sections 21-5, 21-7, 21-12, 21-19 and 
21-21 of Article 21 of an Act entitled "An Act 
concerning cities, villages, and incorporated towns, 
and to repeal certain Acts herein named," ap- 
proved August 15, 1941, and known as the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act, are amended to read as 
follows : 

Section 21-5. Mayor, City Clerk and City 
Treasurer — Election — Tenure.) The mayor, city 
clerk and city treasurer of the city of Chicago 
shall be elected at the general [city] election 
[next succeeding the effective date of this 
Article] to be held on the first Tuesday in April 
of the year 19Jf3 and on the first Tuesday in 



May 19, 1943 



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151 



April quadrennially thereafter, for a term of 
four years and until their respective successors 
are [and shall hold his office for four years and 
until his successor is] elected and qualified. 
However, no person shall be elected to the office 
of city treastirer for two terms in succession. 

Section 21-7. Compensation of Officers.) The 
city council, hy ordinance, shall fix the salaries 
of all officers who are elected for a definite term 
and such salaries shall not be increased or dim- 
inished during such term. The compensation of 
all other officers shall be by salary, as fixed in 
the annual appropriation ordinance, and such 
compensation shall not be altered during the 
same fiscal year. No officer shall be allowed any 
fees, perquisites or emoluments or any reward 
or compensation aside from his salary, but all 
fees and earnings of his office or department 
shall be paid by him into the city treasury. The 
chairman of the finance committee of the city 
council shall receive in addition to his salary 
as an alderman such additional sum, not exceed- 
ing $3,500.00 per annum, as the city council may 
by ordinance determine as and for his compen- 
sation for services rendered as chairman of said 
committee. 

[Section 21-12. City Clerk and City Treas- 
urer — Election — Tenure.) At the general election 
held in 1943, and quadrenially thereafter, there 
shall be elected a city clerk and a city treasurer, 
each of whom shall hold his office for a term 
of four years and until his successor is elected 
and qualified. No person, however, shall be 
elected to the office of city treasurer for two 
terms in succession.] 

Section 21-12. Filling Vacancies.) If a vacancy 
occurs in the office of mayor, city clerk or city 
treasurer the city council shall elect u successor 
from its own membership or from other qualified 
electors of the city, to hold office for the unex- 
pired term or until his successor is elected and 
qualified. However, the city council may provide 
for a special election by the electors of the city 
of a successor to the person elected by the city 
council, to hold office until his successor is duly 
elected at the next general election for such 
officers. 

Section 21-19. Eminent Domain.) The city 
may exercise the right of eminent domain by 



condemnation proceedings in conformity with 
the provisions of the constitution and statutes 
of the State of Illinois for the acquirement of 
property useful, advantageous or desirable for 
municipal purposes [, and the procedure in such 
cases shall be, as nearly as may be, like that 
provided for in article 84,] or public welfare. 

Section 21-21. Excess Condemnation.) In any 
case brought under the statutes of the State of 
Illinois for the acquirement of property through 
the exercise of the right of eminent domain, 
whether the same is done in connection with a 
local improvement or [otherwise] other public 
improvement, it shall be lawful for the city of 
Chicago to take in fee simple and to hold, lease 
or sell more land than is needed for [public] 
the improvement whenever the court in which 
the proceedings have been instituted finds that 
such excess land is required to protect, preserve 
or aid the improvement and is reasonable in 
quantity therefor. 

Authorization for Purchases for Department of Police 
and Bureau of Engineering. 
The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize the purchase of 
bullets for the Department of Police and of a tube 
bundle for an oil cooler for the Bureau of Engi- 
neering. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and- 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with the requests of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchasing attached hereto, to purchase 
for the departments listed below, from the bidders shown, without newspaper advertising, supplies 
materials, equipment and services listed herein and specified by said departments or by the successful 
bidder : 



Date of 
Superin- 
tendent's 

Letter 

5/6/'43 



Requi- 
sition 
Number 



Nature of Purchase Quantity 



Unit or 
Total 
Price 



Order Placed With 



Department of Police: 
2325 Bullets for delivery to 120,000 $2,800.20 Total 
1121 South State Street, 
as specified. 

Department of Public Works: 
Bureau of Engineering: 
5/6/'43 E-8439 Tube Bundle, complete, 1 1,306.80 

for Oil Cooler No. 3069- fob 
P.O. No. C60422 — Philadelphia, Pa. 

Western Avenue Pump- 
ing Station. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass for payment vouchers 
covering these purchases, when properly approved by the head of the department concerned. 
Section 3. This ordinance^ shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



H. Channon Co. 



Schutte & Koerting Co. 



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Authorization for Purchases of Sundry Supplies and 
Hire of Trucks during Month of June, 1943. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the purchase of sundry 
supplies and the hire of trucks for various City de- 
partments during the month of June, 1943. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Public Works 
hereby is authorized, in accordance with the re- 
quest of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Cen- 
tral Purchasing dated May 6, 1943, to purchase 
from the lowest bidders in the open market, after 
soliciting bids but without newspaper advertising, 
the following suppUes : Gasoline and kerosene, pipe 
and fittings, forage, blue prints, furnace fuel oil, 
oxygen, acetylene and carbo-hydrogen gases. 
United States postage stamps, motor truck service 
and automobile tire casings and inner tubes for all 
departments of the City government during the 
month of June, 1943, all except United States 
postage stamps as per proposals on file in the 
office of the Superintendent of the Bureau of 
Central Purchasing; also to purchase in similar 
manner required quantities of meat and fish, fruits 
and vegetables, groceries, butter, eggs, butterine, 
cream and milk for the hospitals under control of 
the Board of Health, and sausage and bread for 
the Department of Police, during the month of 
June, 1943, as per proposals on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Public Works— Bureau of 
Central Purchasing. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Acceptance of Compromise Offers 
in Settlement of Certain Warrants for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize acceptance of compromise 
offers in settlement of certain warrants for collection. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 



Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, . Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — Kone. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his requests 
dated May 3, 1943 and subsequently, and the at- 
tached recommendations of the Corporation Coun- 
sel, to accept compromise offers in settlement of 
various warrants for collection as follows: 





Warrant 




Compromise 


Year 


Number 


Amount 


Offer 


1942 


D-95266 


$ 91.00 


$ 45.00 


1943 


D-95401 


135.05 


100.00 


1943 


D-97153 A&B 


73.58 


55.19 


1942 


D-98141 


81.96 


61.47 


1938 


D-95096 


250.00 


40.00 


1937 


D-96066 A 


47.85 


7.00 


1938 


D-97638 


22.00 


15.00 


1942 


D-98131 


74.51 


56.00 


1942 


D-97720 A&B 


42.45 


17.00 


1942 


D-97730 


64.05 


48.04 


1941 


F-2233 


91.73 


62.00 


1938 . 


D-95243 


211.00 


99.50 


1943 


D-97157 


81.88 


62.50 


1942 


D-97711 


69.32 


48.99 



Authorization for Changes in Employment of Water 
Samplers in Bureau of Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize changes in the eni- 
ployment of water samplers in the Bureau of Engi- , 
neering. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to employ 
in the Water Safety Control Section of the Water 
Purification Division, under Account 189-A, Water 
Sampler, 5 at the rate of $2,310 per annum, in lieu 
of Water Sampler, 1 at the rate of $1,980 per 
annum and Water Sampler, 3 at the rate of $1,650 
per annum, the additional expense chargeable to 
appropriations heretofore made for the Water Puri- 
fication Division under said Account 189-A. 

Section 2. The Comptroller and the City Treas- 
urer are hereby authorized and directed to pass 
for payment payrolls in accordance with the pro- 



May 19, 1943 



REPORTS OF 



vision of this ordinance when properly approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Adjustment of Wage Rates of Machinery Movers in 
the Bureau of Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the employment of 
machinery movers, machinery movers assigned as 
straw bosses and machinery mover assigned to super- 
vision in the Bureau of Engineering, at wage rates 
specified. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, PistiUi, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Qumn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to employ as 
needed, effective January 1, 1943, in the Construc- 
tion Division of the Bureau of Engineering under 
the Construction Division Capital Account Ma- 
chinery Movers at the rate of $12.80 per day, Ma- 
SrS' ^T^a^ ^^^isned as straw bosses at the 
rate of $14.00 per day, and Machinery Mover as- 
signed to supervision at the rate of $15.00 per 
day m heu, respectively, of Machinery Movers at 
the rate of $12.40 per day, Machinery Movers as- 
signed as straw bosses at the rate of $13 60 per 
day and Machinery Mover assigned to supervision 
at the rate of $14.60 per day. 

T.llT'''''?- ^^^^ Comptroller and the City 

dfrectPd'L ' ^""i ^^'^ ^^^^^y authorized and 
directed to pass for payment payrolls in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance when ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

^^is, ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Purchase of Chlorinating 
Equipment, 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the purchase of chlo- 
rinating equipment for the Bureau of Engineering. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 



COMMITTEES ^53 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract, without advertising, with Wallace & Tiernan 
Co. Inc. for the following chlorinating equipment: 
5 Manually Controlled Master Type 
Chlorinators of a capacity of 750 

lbs., for 24 hours each $17,312.50 

5 sets of Standard Accessories 2i696!56 

2200 ft of 11/2 in. Chlorine Tubing...... l',82o'.20; 

to Tn.o'^^i'^'^^'''^® ^^^^ ^ quotation dated March 
30, 1943 from the above Company and detailed 
description therein and appearing in their Tech- 
nical Publication No. 220. The City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass vouchers for payment when approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works 



Authorization for Incurring of Additional Expense in 
Connection with Contract for Alteration 
of S. Western Av. Bridge. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the incurring of addi- 
tional expense in connection with a contract for alter- 
ation of the S. Western avenue bridge. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Ohn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena,' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
^ Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is authorized to incur such addi- 
tional expenditures as have been or may be an- 
proved by the U. S. Navy, Bureau of Y^rds and 
Srfr ' 't SP^'^ection with a contract awarded to 
William J. Howard, Inc., for alteration of the South 
Western avenue bridge in accordance, with an 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago August 5, 1942, resulting from increases 
m the work as approved by the United States Navy 
Bureau of Yards and Docks; that the final amount 
of such additional expenditures shall be as sub- 
wffn "fl^ ""f^ ^ authorized by the City Council 
when the actual extent thereof shall have become 



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determinable; and that, for the purpose of pre- 
paring current estimates, additional expenditures 
under the several items of the contract hereby are 
specifically authorized as follows, at the unit prices 
of the contract: 

Item 2— Structural steel, 241,000 lbs., 

at $0.07 -- $16,870.00 

Item 3— Wire ropes, 472 Un. ft. at 

$2.80 - --- - 1,321.60 

Item 9 — High-early-strength cement, 

204 bbls., at $3.50 - -- 714.00 

Item 13— Timber, 15 M. B. F., at 

$220.00 - --- 3,300.00 

Item 15 — Removal of masonry, 51 cu. 

yds., at $40.00 - - -- 2,040.00 

Total of these additional costs.-- $24,245.60; 

And be it Further Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer be and they hereby are 
authorized to pass vouchers for partial payments 
on the increased amounts of work as above author- 
ized out of a fund designated "City of Chicago 
' Construction Account, Sanitary and Ship Canal 
Bridges, Sub. No. 1", when approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and by the United 
States Navy, Bureau of Yards and Docks, pending 
complete determination and further authorization 
prior to the payment of the final estimate on said 
contract. 

Authorization for Issuance of Quit-Claim Deed to 
Chicago Park District of City's Interest in Old 
39th St. Pumping Station Property. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize issuance of a quit-claim 
deed to the Chicago Park District of the City's in- 
terest in the old 39th street pumping station property. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and City Clerk of 
the City of Chicago be and they are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to execute and deliver on 
behalf of the City of Chicago an instrument releas- 
ing, relinquishing and quit-claiming unto the Chi- 
cago Park District, a municipal corporation, all of 
the right, title and interest of the City of Chicago 
in and to the following-described premises: 

Beginning at a point in the center line of 
Thirty-ninth street produced northeasterly two 
hundred and fifty (250) feet distant (measured 
at right angles thereto) from the west side of the 



wall which is the west boundary of the right of 
way and station grounds of the Illinois Central 
Railroad company thence northerly at an angle 
of 84 degrees and 30 minutes with the center line 
of Thirty-ninth street produced northeasterly 
along the line of the breakwater one hundred and 
eighty-five (185) feet; thence northeasterly par- 
allel with the center line of Thirty-ninth street 
produced one thousand (1,000) feet; thence 
southerly at right angles to the last mentioned 
Una three hundred (300) feet; thence southwest- 
erly parallel with the center line of Thirty-ninth 
street produced northeasterly nine hundred and 
eighty-five (985) feet to the breakwater; thence 
northerly along the breakwater to the place of be- 
ginning, situated in the city of Chicago, county 
of Cook and state of Illinois, 

for general park purposes. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 

be in force from and after its passage. 



Amendment of Authorization to Corporation Counsel 
to Malie Expenditures from Certain Accounts. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to amend an order authorizing the Corpo- 
ration Counsel to make expenditures from certain 
accounts. 

, No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohhng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis. 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on May 5, 1943, Council Journal pages 60-61, au- 
thorizing the Corporation Counsel to expend moneys 
from the Traction Fund in defense of the City in 
connection with cases arising out of the construc- 
tion of the subway, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out from the third (3rd) line 
of the second paragraph of said order the account 
number "303-S-ll" and by inserting in lieu there- 
of the following : "330-S-ll." 



Authorization for Construction of Addition to 
Terminal Building at Municipal Airport. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize construction of an 
addition to the Terminal Building at the municipal 
airport. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, 'Ropa, Janousek, Kacenai 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie! 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe. Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, By agreement entered into the first day 
of April, 1942, between the City of Chicago and 
certain scheduled air transport operators it was 
provided that the air transport operators shall 
construct a new terminal building at the Chicago 
Municipal Airport; and 

Whereas, On account of the war emergency the 
air transport operators are unable to secure the 
materials necessary for the construction of the new 
terminal building; and 

Whereas, The air transport operators herein- 
after named require additional space for their 
business in the present terminal building on the 
airport and have offered to construct an addition 
to the present terminal building for use by said 
air transport operators until such time as the new 
terminal building is completed, and have offered 
to pay additional rental for the use of the addi- 
tional space in the present terminal building in 
accordance with the terms and conditions set forth 
by letter dated April 9, 1943, as modified by a 
letter dated May 5, 1943, addressed to the Commis- 
sioner of Pubhc Works by P. M. Willcox, Secretary 
of United Air Lines Transport Corporation, for 
and in behalf of American Airlines, Inc., Trans- 
continental & Western Air, Inc., and United Air 
Lines Transport Corporation, which letters are 
hereto attached and made a part hereof; now 
therefore, ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Commissioner of PubUc Works 
and the City Comptroller hereby are authorized to 
enter into a contract for and in behalf of the City 
of Chicago with American Airhnes, Inc. Trans- 
continental & Western Air, Inc., and United Air 
Lines Transport Corporation for the construction 
of an addition to the present terminal building at 
the Chicago Municipal Airport, Chicago, in accord- 
ance with plans referred to and in accordance with 
^r^J^^'x^^ conditions set forth in the letters of 
F. M. Willcox, Secretary of United Air Lines Trans- 
port Corporation, dated April 9, 1943 and May 5, 
1943, _ provided that the space now occupied by 
American AirUnes, Inc., Transcontinental & Western 
Air, Inc., and United Air Lines Transport Corpora- 
tion m the present terminal building at the airport 
is leased at the same rentals that said air transport 
operators are paying until completion of a new 
terminal building at the airport and provided, 
turther, that upon completion of the new terminal 
building the space in the present terminal building 
will be vacated by said air transport operators and 
the obligation of the City to credit any of them 
with prepaid rent on account of the then unamor- 
tized cost of construction of the addition shall 
cease and terminate. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization for Purchase of Automobile for 
Department of Police. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize the purchase of an 
automobile for the Department of Police. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena 
Fischman^ Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Qumn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Beit_ Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: ^ ' 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of PubUc 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 

^qJo ^l^^f "'■'^^^ purchase of one 

(1) 1942 Model 90-L Buick 7-passenger automo- 
bile for the Commissioner of Police at a cost of not 
exceed $3,061.00, less an allowance of not less 
than $1,000.00 on an old Buick car of no further 
use to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Construction of Sewer and Manhole 
in S. Kostner Av. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (May 5, 1943) a proposed order for construc- 
tion of a sewer and manhole in S. Kostner avenue be- 
tween W. 57.th and W. 58th streets, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of said proposed order. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman^ Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Qumn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of PubUc 
Works, through the Bureau of Sewers, is hereby 
. authorized and directed to construct a sewer and 
one manhole in the east side of S. Kostner ave- 
nue between W. 57th street and W. 58th street 



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according to plans on file in the Bureau of Sewers, 
and charge the cost of same to appropriation for 
the Department of Streets and Electricity, Account 
263-S ; and be it 

Further Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, the Commissioner of Streets and Elec- 
tricity and the City Comptroller be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to approve payrolls 
for this work when properly certified. 

Authorization for Employment of Motor Truck 
Drivers Assigned to Supervision in Depart- 
ment of Streets and Electricity. 
The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize the employment of motor truck 
drivers assigned to supervision in the Department 
of Streets and Electricity. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, PistiUi, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity, in accordance with his request of Jan- 
uary 15, 1943, be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to employ in the Bureau of Streets three 
(3) Motor Truck Drivers, assigned to supervise, 
at $235.00 per month, from January 1, 1943, and 
the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass payrolls in accord- 
ance with the above, when properly approved by 
the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity; to 
be charged to the Equipment Service Account. 

Authorization for Sale of Two Used Air Compressors. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed ordinance 
submitted therewith to authorize the sale of two used 
air compressors in the Department of Streets and 
Electricity. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, There is now in possession of the Bu- 
reau of Streets certain used air compressors which 
are no longer necessary or useful to it, and the 
retention of which is no Jonger to the best interests 
of the City ; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to sell 
two (2) of said air compressors to the highest 
bidder, Edward McKenny, 2137 S. Millard Avenue, 
at the following bid price : 

IngersoU-Rand Waukeshaw Motor 

No. 81070 - - $152.50 

IngersoU-Rand Waukeshaw Motor 

No. 81058 - - - - - 75.00 

all in accordance with bids received on March 26, 
1943. 

Section 2. The proceeds from the sale of this 
equipment shall be credited to "Equipment Service 
Account." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take eifect and 
be in force from and after the date of its passage. 



Specific Designation of M.F.T. Project (Construction 
of Pedestrian Subway under C.&N.W.K.R. at or 
near W. Wellington Av.), and Authorization 
for Expenditures for Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [November 5, 1942] 
a proposed ordinance to make specific designation 
of a Motor Fuel Tax Fund project (construction of 
a pedestrian subway under and across the tracks 
of the Chicago and North Western Railway Company 
at or in the vicinity of W. Wellington avenue) and to 
authorize expenditures for engineering, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of said proposed 
ordinance. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, PistiUi, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUer- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, There are no faciUties for the con- 
venience of the public to enable them to have direct 
east and west access between the communities on 
both sides of the right of way, embankment and 
tracks of Chicago and North Western Railway 
Company for a distance of one-half mile between 
the existing subway crossings at W. Diversey 
avenue and W. Belmont avenue ; and 

Whereas, In the aforesaid communities there 
are a number of large industries located on each 
side of the said railway embankment having nu- 



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merous employees who have to walk long distances 
to reach their destination on the opposite side of the 
tracks; and 

Whereas, The residents of the communities are 
denied proper social and commercial communication 
and exchange with each other because of said 
railwaj^ obstruction; and 

Whereas, Because of said railway obstruction 
school children residing in these communities must 
walk unnecessary distances to reach schools located 
on either side of the tracks; and 

Whereas, A pedestrian subway under the said 
tracks at or in the vicinity of W. Wellington avenue 
would greatly add to the convenience, intercom- 
munication and safety of the community and to the 
public generally; and 

Whereas, The Motor Fuel Tax Law approved 
March 25, 1929, as amended, was further amended 
as approved July 17, 1941, to permit the construc- 
tion of pedestrian subways on any public street 
by adding the following section to the law: 

"7. The construction, reconstruction and 
maintenance of pedestrian subways or overhead 
crossings on any public highway, street, or 
thoroughfare under its jurisdiction, including 
any such highways, streets or thoroughfares that 
intersect or cross railroad crossings; provided 
no municipality may use for the construction, 
reconstruction and maintenance of such subways 
or overhead crossings, in excess of two per cent 
(2%) of such remainder of any money allotted 
to such municipality." ; 

therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. Authority is hereby given to con- 
struct a pedestrian subway under and across the 
tracks of Chicago and North Western Railway 
Company at or in the vicinity of W. Wellington 
avenue. The said improvement shall provide for 
the construction of a pedestrian subway structure 
having a width of ten feet and a vertical clearance 
of eight feet and shall be either of the box type 
using reinforced concrete or a structure consisting 
of a creosoted timber span supported on abutments 
of plain concrete; necessary approaches with rein- 
forced or plain concrete retaining walls on each 
side thereof, drainage, concrete walkways, subway 
lighting and all other work incidental to a complete 
improvement. The sum of $2,500.00 for engineer- 
mg shall be paid out of that part of the Motor 
Fuel Tax which has been or may be allotted to the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Pubhc Works 
is hereby authorized and directed to prepare 
studies, surveys, plans, specifications and estimates 
of cost. 

Section 3. The Corporation Counsel is hereby 
authorized and directed to institute proceedings 
before the IHinois Commerce Commission for au- 
thorization to construct the said improvement in 
W. Wellington avenue and to seek an apportion- 
ment of cost thereof between the City of Chicago 
and Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 

Section 4. The City Clerk is hereby directed 
to transmit two certified copies of this Ordinance 
to the Division of Highways of the Department of 
Pubhc Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, 
Springfield, Illinois, through the District Engineer 
for District Number Ten of the said Division of 
Highways. 

Section 5. This Ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Issuance of Change Order on Item 
A-26 of Subway Contract F-1, F-2 and 
F-3 Combined. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways to issue a change order on Item 
A-26 of Subway Contract F-1, F-2 and F-3 combined, 
so as to substitute brass for bronze fire hose con- 
nections. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey,' DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of May 12, 
1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
issue a change order in connection with Item A-26 
of contract F-1, F-2 and F-3 combined, of the State 
Street Subway, W. E. O'Neil Construction Com- 
pany, contractor, so as to substitute six brass fire 
hose connections at a cost of $201.00 in Ueu of 
bronze connections at an estimated cost of $750.00 
and to satisfy a claim by said contractor of $293.00 
for the preliminary work in connection with the 
bronze connections, making a net saving to the 
City of $256.00; and the City Comptroller and the 
City Treasurer are authorized and directed to pass 
for payment vouchers in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this order, when approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to the 
foregoing order: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 12, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— On May 8, 1942 (See C. J., p. 6967) 
we requested your Committee to approve the sub- 
stitution of steel and plastic floor strips for bronze 
floor strips under Item A-26 of Contracts F-1, F-2 
and F-3, Combined of the State Street Subway. 
This substitution was necessary due to the short- 
age of bronze, and permitted a saving to the City 
of $480.00. 

The balance of Item A-26 consisted of 500 lbs. 
of bronze for poster panel inserts and 100 lbs. of 
bronze for six fire hose connections. As the War 
Production Board has requested us to eliminate 
bronze from our contracts, we have eliminated the 
poster panel inserts and substituted brass for 
bronze fire hose connections. The omission of this 



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bronze eliminates all remaining work under Item 
A-26, estimated at $750.00. 

The W. E. O'Neil Construction Company has 
agreed to furnish and install six brass fire hose 
connections for the lump sum amount of $201.00. 
Prior to our elimination of the bronze under Item 
A-26, the contractor prepared the shop plans and 
performed other miscellaneous work for which he is 
entitled to compensation in accordance with the 
terms of the contract. The contractor has sub- 
mitted a claim of $293.00 for this preliminary work 
which I consider reasonable. 

It is requested, therefore, that you recommend 
to the City Council the elimination of the remaining 
600 lbs. of bronze from Item A-26 of Contracts 
F-1, F-2 and F-3, Combined of the State Street 
Subway. It is further requested that you recom- 
mend the acceptance of the proposal of the W. E. 
O'Neil Construction Company to furnish and install 
six brass fire hose connections for the lump sum 
of $201.00, and approval of the contractor's claim 
in the lump amount of $293.00 for preliminary 
work on Item A-26 which is now eliminated from 
the contract. These changes in Item A-26 permits 
a net reduction of $256.00 in the total contract 
value, which is in addition to the reduction of 
$480.00 previously reported to your Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Authorization for Incurring of Additional Expense in 
Connection with Items 10 and 17 of Subway 
Contract T-7. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways to incur additional expense in con- 
nection with Item 10 and Item 17 of Subway Contract 
T-7. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek. Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Superhighways be an he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his recommendation of May 
13, 1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, 
to order the Kil-Bar Electric Company, contractor 
on contract T-7, State Street Subway, under Item 
10 of said contract, to install 35 valves and 5 dams 
and to rearrange the telephone chambers in the 
cabinet in the northbound tube at Station 268+61 
in accordance with the proposal of said contractor 
for doing said work, at a cost of not to exceed 
$900.00, and, under Item 17 of said contract, to 



remove, reverse and replace approximately 2400 
joint bars which were warped, in order to lower 
the contact rail to its proper position, in accordance 
with said contractor's proposal, for a lump sum not 
to exceed $2,450.00; and the City Comptroller and 
the City Treasurer are authorized and directed to 
pass for payment vouchers in accordance with the 
provisions of this order when approved by the 
Commissioner of Subways and Superhighways. 

The following is the communication attached to 
the foregoing order : 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 13, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen — Contract T-7 provides for the in- 
stallation of traction power distribution and control 
equipment for the State Street Subway. This 
contract was awarded to the Kil-Bar Electric Com- 
pany and approved by the City Council on March 
16, 1943 (C. J., p. 8377). 

Item 10 of the contract provides for the installa- 
• tion of telephone cable in the subway and portals. ' 
This cable carries nitrogen gas under pressure to 
keep out the moisture and to detect leaks in the 
cable. Although our plans provided for gas dams 
and valves to control this gas, we now find it 
advisable to increase the number in order to ac- 
commodate changes in our telephone plans. The 
contractor has submitted a lump sum proposal of 
$900.00 to complete this work which consists of 
furnishing and installing 35 valves, 5 dams and 
rearranging the telephone chambers in the cabinet 
in the northbound tube at Sta. 268+61. I consider 
this proposal to be reasonable and it has the ap- 
proval of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, as 
noted in the attached letter. 

Item 17 provides for furnishing and installing 
contact rail bonds. These bonds were welded to 
the contact rail directly below the contact rail 
joint bars by the oxy-acetylene method. Equipment 
for the 600 volt D.C. electric arc welding process 
was not available due to war conditions. The heat 
developed in oxy-acetylene welding caused the 
joint bars to warp, raising the contact rail above 
the insulators. Although the work was completed 
in accordance with the specifications, this warping 
action could not be controlled. However, we find 
by removing, reversing and replacing the warped 
joint bars the contact rail can be brought to its 
proper position. Approximately 2,400 of these joint 
bars have to be changed. After negotiating with 
the contractor, he has agreed to complete this 
work for the lump sum of $2,450.00, which I con- 
sider reasonable. Attached is a copy of letter in- 
dicating the Chicago Rapid Transit Company's ap- 
proval of this proposal. 

It is recommended, therefore, that you recom- 
mend to the City Council the addition to Contract 
T-7 of the State Street Subway of 35 gas testing 
valves, 5 gas dams and the rearranging of the tele- 
phone chambers in one cabinet, for the lump sum 
of $900.00. 

It is further recommended that you recommend 
removing, reversing and replacing approximately 
2,400 joint bars which were warped, in order to 
lower the contact rail to its proper position, for 
the lump sum of $2,450.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



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Authorization for Issuance of Permit to Veterans' 
Poppy Day Assn. to Conduct Tag Day. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize and direct the issuance of a 
permit to the Veterans' Poppy Day Association to 
conduct a tag day. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be and 
he IS hereby authorized and directed to issue the 
necessary permit to the Veterans' Poppy Day Asso- 
ciation of Chicago for its Annual Poppy Day to 
be held on Monday, May 24, 1943, provided that in 
case of rain before 9:00 o'clock A.M. on May 24 
1943, Poppy Day shall be held on Tuesday, May 25^ 



Authorization for Payment of Salary to Frank Balata. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been 
referred (April 9, 1943) claim of Frank Balata for 
payment of salary withheld, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on, said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Teas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a voucher in favor of Frank Balata, 6849 Foster 
avenue, in the amount of $144.12, being salary 
deducted from March 9 to March 31, 1942, and 
charge same to appropriations heretofore made 
for the Police Department, and the Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass said voucher when properly approved by 
the Commissioner of Police. 



Allowances to Mrs. Frances Carpenter and Mrs. Alice 
Cornelius of Compensation for Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [August 5, and September 9, 
1942] claims of Mrs. Frances Carpenter and Mrs. 
Alice Cornelius for compensation for personal in- 
juries, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, t^ancaster. Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn— 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for personal injuries 
on dates named at the locations indicated, and 
charge same to Account 36-M-2: 

Mrs. Frances Carpenter, 1608 N Francisco 
avenue; June. 20, 1942; State and Washington 

^^aT^^ aV-- $101.00; 

Mrs. Alice Cornelius, 3557 W. Belden avenue: 
April 24, 1942; N. Central Park and W. Belden 
avenues $100.00. 



Allowance to H. J. Delatre of Refund of 
Vehicle License Fee. 
The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) a claim of H. J. Delatre for a 
refund of vehicle license fee, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly., Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to H. J 
Delatre, 159 W. 74th street, the sum of $8.00, same 
being refund of vehicle license No. A-363729, and 
charge same to Account 236-M. 



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Allowance tD Fred Hofele of Compensation for 

Damage to Property. 
The Committee on Finance, to v/hich had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [October 1, 1942] a claim of 
Fred Hofele for compensation for damage to property, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Fred Hofele, 3555 W. 111th street, the sum of 
$42 00 same to be in full for damage to store 
window in July, 1942, by the Water Pipe Extension 
Division and charge same to Account 195-M; 
and the Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass said voucher when 
approved by the Commissioner of Pubhc Works. 



Allowance to George Koop of Compensation for 
Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [February 25, 1943] a claim 
of George Koop for compensation for damage to 
property, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas—Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Ohn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to George 
Koop 5950 N. Virginia avenue, the sum of $6.00, 
same' to be in full for claim for damage to garage 
gutters at 5950 N. Virginia avenue, and charge 
same to Account 36-M-2. 



Allowance to John L. O'Beirne of Compensation 
for Damage to Property. 

, The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [February 25, 1943] a claim 
of John L. O'Beirne for compensation for damage 
to property, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to John L. 
O'Beirne, 1258 Elmdale avenue, the sum of $50.00, 
same to be in full for claim for damage to fence 
at rear of residence at 1258 Elmdale avenue on 
January 21, 1943, and charge same to Account 
36-M-2. 



Allowances of Compensation for Damage to 
Automobiles. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [July 8, 1942 and subsequently] 
sundry claims for compensation for damage to auto- 
mobiles, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the tol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for claims for 
damages to automobiles on the dates indicated at 
the locations named, and charge same to Account 
36-M-2 : 

Henry Schlicker, 5942 N. Kolmar avenue; June 
4, 1942; N. Cicero avenue between W. Lawrence 



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avenue and W. Ainslie street. $41.69 

Edwin L. McKay, 8215 S. California avenue; 
October 5, 1942; W. 22nd street and S. Ashland 

avenue $156.75 

John J. Marchio, 11550 S. Oakley avenue; Janu- 
ary 18, 1943; S. California avenue and W. 26th 

street $69.71 

F. Wojckiewicz, 4858 Northwest Highway; Octo- 
ber 5, 1942; W. Ainslie street and N. Lockwood 
avenue $19.50 



Allowance to John Sullivan of Cost of 
Sidewalk Repairs. 

The Committee on Finance, to which had been re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943) [July 8, 1942] a claim of John 
Sullivan for reimbursement of the cost of sidewalk 
repairs, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of a proposed order submitted therewith. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to John 
Sullivan, 5120 S. University avenue, the sum of 
$60.00, same to be in full for' damage to sidewalk 
in front of 1135 E. 47th street, damaged by W.P.A. 
workers in widening 47th street, and charge same 
to Account 36-M-2. 



Authorization for Payment for X-Ray Services 
Rendered to Patrolman James Davis. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorize payment for X-ray services 
rendered to Patrolman James Davis. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City. Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in the amount of Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars in favor 
of the Mercy Hospital, in settlement for x-ray 
services rendered to Patrolman James Davis, Dis- 
trict 19, who was injured on January 20, 1943, 
provided said patrolman shall enter into an agree- 
ment in writing with the City of Chicago to the 
effect that, should it appear that said patrolman 
has received any sum of money from the party 
whose negligence caused such injury, or has insti- 
tuted proceedings against such party for the 
recovery of damage on account of such injury or 
medical expense, then in that event the City shall 
be reimbursed by said patrolman out of any sum 
that said patrolman has received or may hereafter 
receive from such third party on account of such 
injury and medical expense, not to exceed the 
amount that the City may, or shall, have paid on 
account of such medical expense, in accordance 
with Opinion No. 1422 of the Corporation Counsel 
of said City, dated March 19, 1926. The payment 
of this bill shall not be construed as an approval 
of any previous claims pending or future claims 
for expenses or benefits on account of any alleged 
injury to the individual named. Voucher is to be 
charged to Account 36-S-lO. 



Authorization for Payment for Hospital, Bledical and 
Nursing Services Bendered to Certain 
Injured Policemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submitted 
therewith to authorise payment for hospital, medical 
and nursing services rendered to certain injured 
policemen. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in conformity with the schedule herein set forth, 
to physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, 
in settlement for hospital, medical and nursing 
services rendered to the policemen herein named. 
The payment of any of these bills shall not be 
construed as an approval of any previous claims 
pending or futui-e claims for expenses or benefits 
on account of any alleged injury to the individuals 
named. The total amount of said claims is set 
opposite the names of the policemen injured, and 
vouchers are to be drawn in favor of the proper 
claimants and charged to Account 36-S-lO: 



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Michael Gibbons, Patrolman, District 35; injured 
March 5, 1943 - - $700.95 

Andrew J. Harrah, Patrolman, District 11; in- 
jured March 6, 1943 -- -$ 13.00 

May McCoy, Matron, District 1; injured January 
23, 1943 - - - $495.40 

Leon Ostrowski, Patrolman, District 26; injured 
April 3, 1943 - - -$ 1.00 

John Wright, Patrolman, District 5 ; injured 
March 22, 1943 --$ 5.00 

Ernest Zagotta, Patrolman, District 12; injured 
April 4, 1943 ---$ 6.00 

Joseph R. Faust, Patrolman, District 27; injured 
March 2, 1943 --$ 26.00 

William Burak, Patrolman, District 30; injured 
February 20, 1943 $ 12.00 



Kescinding of Authorization for Payment for Hospital, 
Medical and Nursing Services Rendered to 
Patrolman James Hoffheimer. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a proposed order submit- 
ted therewith to amend an order passed on December 
29, 1942, authorizing payment for hospital, medical 
and nursing services rendered to certain injured 
policemen. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena. 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
. Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed Jay the City 
Council on December 29, 1942 (Council Journal 
page 8000), authorizing payment for hospital, 
medical and nursing services rendered to certain 
injured policemen, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the fourth item listed in 
said order, reading: 

"James Hoffheimer, Patrolman, District 16; in- 
jured January 18, 1943 $44.00". 



Proposed 

Authorization for Issuance of Final Voucher under 
Order S-2 of Subway Contract E-5. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Bowler, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Subways and Superhighways regarding 
final payment to the contractor on Order No. S-2 
of Contract E-5, State Street Subway, begs leave 



to submit the following order without recommenda- 
tion (this procedure was concurred in by 27 mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Superhighways be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of May 12, 
1943, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
issue final voucher in the amount of $924.98 to the 
Solar Light Company, contractor for Order No. S-2 
of Contract E-5, State Street Subway; and the 
City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass for payment 
voucher in accordance with the provisions of this 
order, when approved by the Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

The following is the communication attached to 
the proposed order submitted with the foregoing com- 
mittee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 12, 1943. 
To the Honorable, the Chairman and J'-^'^/r^'' of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Order No. S-2 of Contract E-5, with 
the Solar Light Company, was approved by the 
City Council on May 13, 1942 (C. J., p. 6965). This 
contract provided for furnishing the illuminated 
signs required for the State Street Subway. These 
signs are being installed by Divane Bros, under 
Order No. S-3 of Contract E-5. 

On October 1, 1942 (C. J., p. 7539) the City 
Council approved revisions in the design of the 
signs and the addition of 86 lighting fixtures for 
the cashiers' booths. The revised value of the con- 
tract, resulting from these changes, amounted to 
$9,199.80, or $1,397.95 less than the original esti- 
mate. We were also authorized to pay Retailer's 
Occupation Tax, in addition to the approved unit 
prices, if we are unable to obtain exemption of this 
tax. We have since been advised by the Law De- 
partment that the City is not obligated to pay this 
tax. 

This contract is now completed and the final 
estimate as determined by this department amounts 
to $9,249.80, or $50.00 more than our revised orig- 
inal estimate. We have paid a total of $8,324.82 on 
this contract, leaving a balance unpaid of $924.98. 

It is requested, therefore, inasmuch as all work 
on Order No. S-2 of Contract E-5 is now satisfac- 
torily completed, that you recommend to the City 
Council the final payment of $924.98 to the Solar 
Light Company, contractor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Disposal of Sundry Reports Concerning Subways and 
Superhighways. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration three communications from the Com- 



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May 19, 1943 



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missioner of Subways and Superhighways, as fol- 
lows : 

May 12, 1943 — Progress report on Contract T-3, 
State Street Subway; 

May 13, 1943 — Right-of-way expenditures report 

for April, 1943 ; 
May 17, 1943 — Progress report on contract for 

furnishing and delivering fabricated structural 

steel ; 

begs leave to report and recommend that said 
communications be pubUshed and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the communications referred to 
in the foregoing committee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 12, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finnnce of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your Committee and 
the City Council may be advised as to the progress 
being made on the construction and equipping of 
the Initial System of Subways, I wish to report as 
follows : 

The contract for Furnishing Signal and Interlock- 
ing Equipment, Contract T-3, was awarded to the 
Union Switch & Signal Company and the starting 
date was established as of January 5, 1942. This 
fixed the date of completion as of August 3, 1942. 

The Contract provides that extensions of time 
may be granted by the Commissioner to the Con- 
tractor for unavoidable delays due to a variety of 
causes enumerated in Section 14 of the General 
Specifications of this contract, provided that such 
delays are entirely beyond the control of the Con- 
tractor. One such enumerated delay is the inabihty 
of the Contractor, with the exercise of due dili- 
gence, to obtain the specified materials or equip- 
ment, as needed for the work, due to priorities es- 
tablished by the United States of America directing 
the use of certain materials for National Defense 
work or due to prohibitions by the United States of 
America of the use of certain materials for other 
than National Defense needs. 

On April 30, 1942, the Contractor, the Union 
Switch & Signal Company, notified us that it was 
unavoidably delayed for a period of time equivalent 
to the month of March in the prosecution of its 
contract because of its inability to obtain specified 
materials needed for the work under its contract 
due to priority regulations estabhshed by the 
United States of America. Upon review of the 
above claim we recognized that 'the Contractor was 
unavoidably delayed and on May 19, 1942, estab- 
hshed the date of substantial completion as of 
September 3, 1942. This extension ' was granted 
with the express understanding that by reason of 



such extension, the Contractor will not be entitled 
to any damages or compensation whatsoever from 
the City of Chicago. 

On June 30, 1942, this Contractor submitted a 
proposed delivery schedule extending over a period 
expiring December 15, 1942, for the material and 
equipment to be furnished and delivered under this 
Contract T-3 and requested that its contract be 
extended until January 5, 1943. The Union Switch 
& Signal Company has reported to us from time to 
time of its difficulty in obtaining specified materials 
and equipment because of priority regulations es- 
tabhshed by the United States of America, and we 
have secured and furnished it with priority rat- 
ings which, in the opinion of the Contractor ap- 
peared sufficient. However, we recognized that this 
Contractor has experienced delays in the perform- 
ance of the contract because of the increasingly 
diflicult circumstances in obtaining delivery of 
materials and equipment and we extended the time 
for completion of this contract until December 
15, 1942, with the understanding that the con- 
tractor, the Union Switch & Signal Company, will 
not assert against the City of Chicago any claim for 
compensation for extra premiums paid by it on its 
bond and insurance, nor for wages and salaries of 
employees or for other extra expenses for the 
proper storage and protection of materials and 
equipment during or on account of said delay. This 
was reported to you on September 3, 1942 and the 
report was concurred in by the City Council (C. J., 
pp. 7455-58). We have subsequently extended the 
time of completion of this contract to April 30,- 
1943 (C. J., pp. 8392-93), based on these same 
conditions. 

The Union Switch & Signal Company has re- 
quested a further extension of time based on the 
same understandings as outlined above due to the 
retarded delivery of certain air compressor equip- 
ment. This firm has made available certain other 
equipment which may be used prior to the shipment 
of these compressors. Inasmuch as it appears that 
subway operation will not be delayed by extending 
this contractor's time of completion until August 
15, 1943, we have extended the time of completion, 
based on the aforesaid understandings until August 
15, 1943. 

As work progresses on other contracts on the 
subway, similar information will be presented to 
your Committee as the occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 13, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I desire to file with your committee 
the following report of disbursements for the pur- 
pose of acquiring Right of Way through private 
property where needed for construction of the 
Initial System of Subways and the West Route of 
the Comprehensive Superhighway System. Dis- 
bursements conforming with various authorizations 
granted me by the City Council were made during 
the month of April, 1943, as indicated below : 



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Special Counsel in charge of Right of Way 
Acquisition : 

Services 

Expenses — 

Services, Assistant to Special Counsel 

Other Services: 

Real Estate Appraisers and Valuators... 

Consulting Engineer 

Court Stenographer .— 

Salaries — Department Payroll 

Court Costs and Other Legal Expense 

Title Searches 

Miscellaneous , 

Total 

Cost of Right of Way for Subways and 
Superhighways acquired as of April 
30, 1943, or on which negotiations 

have been practically completed... $2,276,000.00 

Total expense of acquiring Right of 

Way as of April 30, 1943 306,759.44 

All work and negotiations for acquisition of 
Right of Way pertaining to the Initial System of 
Subways have been conducted in cooperation with 
attorneys and appraisers engaged by the PWA, 
and all proceedings and payments for Right of 
Way acquired therefor have been approved by the 
Public Works Administration, The City Council 
and the Comptroller. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ' C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 

City of Chicago 
Department of Subways and Superhighways 

May 17, 1943. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your Committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 
progress being made on the construction of the 
Initial System of subways, I wish to report as 
follows : 

The contract for furnishing and delivering fabri- 
cated structural steel for the State Street Subway 
and the Dearborn Street Subway, connections with 
the Chicago Rapid Transit lines was awarded to 
the American Bridge Company. This firm was 
authorized to commence work on Items 1 and 2 
(State Street Subway connections) on October 8, 
1941. The specifications provide that the work on 
each item shall be substantially completed within 
120 consecutive calendar days unless such time is 
extended. 

The time for completion of all work under Items 
1 and 2 was extended on two occasions — from May 
7, 1942 to October 1, 1942 and from October 1, 
1942 to March 1, 1943, respectively. These exten- 
sions of time were granted because we recognized 
the fact that this work was delayed because of 
difficulty in obtaining the steel from the mills, a 
. cause over which the American Bridge Company 
had no control. 

The work specified under Item 2 was completed 
within the specified time as extended. Item 1 was 
substantially completed before the first of this 
month, and has now been completed, except for 
the delivery of one girder, which is now ready, but 



West Route 

Superhighways Total 

$ 846.61 $1,420.83 

34.56 132.45 

416.01 643.75 

228.13 298.12 526.25 

156.00 156.00 

. 105.34 180.16 285.50 

. 634.87 332.29 967.16 

12.60 12.60 

. 150.00 150.00 

3.01 121.26 124.27 

.$2,021.20 $2,397.61 $4,418.81 



held because the site at the south incline connec- 
tion is not ready to receive it. We have granted 
an extension of time on Item 2 until June 1, 1943 or 
such time as the site is ready for the erection of 
this girder. 

The American Bridge Company has agreed in 
writing to not assert any claims against the City 
of Chicago on account of delays for extra premiums 
on its bond and insurance and for wages and 
salaries of employees and other extra expenses 
necessary for the proper maintenance of the work 
and for plant, materials and equipment during or on 
account of said delays in connection with Items 1 
and 2. 

As reported to your honorable body on January 
14, 1943, we have instructed the American Bridge 
Company to proceed with drafting shop and erection 
drawings for Item 3, the steel for the incUne con- 
nection of the Dearborn Street Subway with the 
elevated near N. Hermitage avenue. (C. J., p. 
8211.) A starting date for the fabrication and 
delivery of the steel under this Item cannot and will 
not be designated until a Preference Rating is 
available. 

As the work progresses on other contracts on 
the subway, similar information v/ill be presented 
to your Committee as the occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. DeLeuw, 

Deputy for Commissioner of 
Subways and Superhighways. 



Disallowance of Claim of Consolidate:! Construction Co. 
for Refunds of Permit Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a claim of Consolidated Construction 
Company for a refund of permit fees in connection 
with the Defense Plant Corporation construction 
located at Nos. 5437 to 5509 S. Archer Avenue, 
begs leave to report and recommend that the at- 
tached opinion of the Corporation Counsel dated 
April 22, 1943 be published, and that the claim be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 



Initial System 
of Subways 
(incl. Signal 
Tower Sites) 

$ 574.22 

97.89 
227.74 



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165 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication from the 
Corporation Counsel referred to in the foregoing 
committee report: 

City of Chicago 
Department of Law 

April 22, 1943. 

Hon. James B. Bowler, 
Chairman, Committee on Finance: 

Re: Claim of Consolidated Construction Co., for 
refund of permit fees. 

Dear Sir — Your communication of April 15, 
1943 transmits a letter addressed by the Consoli- 
dated Construction Company to the Commissioner 
of Buildings, requesting that the company be re- 
imbursed for fees totalhng $852.50, paid by it for 
building permits in connection with the construc- 
tion of an extension to a manufacturing plant lo- 
cated at 5437 to 5509 Archer avenue. The con- 
struction company's letter reads in part as follows : 
"It develops that the lot occupied, as well as 
the building, is owned entirely by the Defense 
Plant Corporation, a subsidiary to the Recon- 
struction Finance Corporation, which are agen- 
cies of the Federal Government. The Studebaker 
Corporation, in this particular instance, is mere- 
ly em.ployed by the above mentioned agencies to 
operate this plant, and therefore cannot in any 
sense be considered as the owners. Therefore, 
since this property is owned by the Federal Gov- 
ernment, we believe that your department was 
in error in charging us the above mentioned 
amount for the building permit." 
You request our advice concerning the claim. 

Presumably the construction company built the 
extension as the construction contractor for either 
the Studebaker Corporation or the Defense Plant 
Corporation. For the purposes of this opinion we 
will assume that the contractor was employed by 
the Defense Plant Corporation. 

The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is a 
corporate agency of the federal government, which 
is its sole stockholder. The corporation has wide 
powers and conducts financial operations on a vast 
scale. The Defense Plant Corporation is a corpo- 
ration created by the Reconstruction Finance Cor- 
poration pursuant to the Reconstruction Finance 
Corporation Act, as amended, to aid the govern- 
ment of the United States in its national defense 
program., and may be regarded as a subsidiary to 
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and an 
agency of the federal government. 

Recently we have had occasion to consider the 
status of real property acquired in Illinois by the 
Defense Plant Corporation and operated by private 
corporations in the war effort. In an opinion fur- 
nished the Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated, 
April 21, 1943, we reached the conclusion and 
expressed the view that that company which was 
operating a plant owned by the Defense Plant Cor- 
poration for the production of war materials was 
nevertheless subject to regulation and license under 
the city's Foundries ordinance. A cooy of this 
opinion is transmitted herewith. 

From an examination of the federal Constitution 
and the Illinois Cession act and the decisions of 
courts of last resort it seems clear that the im- 
munity of the United States does not extend to real 



property held by the Defense Plant Corporation 
and that a contractor corporation constructing for 
the Defense Plant Corporation a building within 
the City of Chicago is subject to nondiscriminatory 
regulation under local ordinances in force at the 
date of the acquisition of the property by the 
Defense Plant Corporation. 

As the federal government has not acquired ex- 
clusive jurisdiction over the property acquired by 
the Defense Plant Corporation and operated by the 
Studebaker Corporation, it follows that its con- 
struction contractor is not immune from local 
regulatory laws. 

As we view them the provisions of the city's 
Building ordinance which require construction con- 
tractors to procure the necessary permits and to 
conform to reasonable standards calculated to pro- 
mote safety and health and guard against the 
hazards of fire and other calamities in a densely 
populated city, do not unlawfully interfere with the 
functions of the national government or impede 
the war effort, but on the contrary may be thought 
to be promotive thereof. 

In Penn Dairies Inc., v. Milk Control Commis- 
sion of Pennsylvania ( 1943 ) , 317 U. S. — , 87 L. ed 
Adv. Ops. 549, 63 Sup. Ct. Rep. 617, the court held 
that persons contracting to furnish supphes or 
render services to the federal government do not 
perform governmental functions within the rule 
that federal officers and agencies performing gov- 
ernmental functions are immune from state regula- 
tion. The fact that nondiscriminatory taxation or 
regulation of a contractor by a state imposes an 
additional economic burden on the federal govern- 
ment was thought not to bring the contractor with- 
in any implied immunity from state taxation or 
regulation. 

Our opinion therefore is that the permit fees 
paid by the Consolidated Construction Company 
were legally exacted and that the company is not 
entitled to have the same refunded to it. 

The file transmitted with your communication is 
returned herewith. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Martin H. Foss, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Reports Concerning Settlements of Lawsuits, Etc. 
Placed on File. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to which were refer- 
red (May 5, 1943, page 51) three communications 
from the Corporation Counsel in three settlements 
of lawsuits, etc., having had the same under advise- 
ment, begs leave to report and recommend that 
said communications be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



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Proposal for Construction of Catchbasins in Portion of 
W. Berwyn Av. Placed on File. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which was re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 11, 1942, 
page 6771] an order for construction of 10 catch- 
basins in W. Berwyn avenue between N. Oriole 
avenue and the alley east of N. Osceola avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said order be placed 
on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler^ 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of Proposed Widening of Roadway on 
Portion of N, Milwaukee Av. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was re- 
ferred (May 5, 1943, page 126) a petition protest- 
ing against the proposed widening of N. Milwaukee 
avenue between N. Kedzie and W. Belmont avenues, 
together with a proposed order for consideration 
of the complaint, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend 
that said matters be placed on file, together with 
a communicHtion from the Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity attached hereto. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ' Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of Paving of Portion of W. Taylor Street 
and Relocation of Street Railway Tracks. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Streets and Electricity in the matter of 
the paving of W. Taylor street from S. Halsted 



street to S. Canal street, and the relocation of 
street-railway tracks in the center of the street, 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said matter be placed 
on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Matters on File. 
The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 19, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Finance, to which were re- 
ferred (April 9, 1943, page 13) Council orders 
concerning the respective subjects enumerated, as 
follows : 

[August 3, 1937, page 4361] Installation of 
street lights in N. Kedzie avenue; 

[August 30, 1939, page 823] Installation of 
street lights in a portion of S. Pulaski Road; 

[March 8, 1940, page 2097] Withholding of ex- 
penditures for superhighways unless provi- 
sion is made for improvement of Northwest 
Highway ; 

[May 22, 1941, page 4798] Increase in street- 
lighting facilities in portion of W. 47th street; 

[March 25, 1942, page 6715] Paving of W. Bel- 
mont avenue; 

[March 25, 1942, page 6773] Resurfacing of 
portion of W. Montrose avenue; 
and to whom were referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13 ) communications as follows : 

[October 31, 1940, page 3307] Communication 
from the Division of Highways, State of Illi- 
nois, disapproving an M. F. T. project in- 
cluding W. Higgins, W. Bryn Mawr and N. 
Avondale avenues in a street-lighting pro- 
gram ; 

[May 29, 1941, page 4875] Communication from 
Division of Highways, State of Illinois, in re 
partial approval of M.F.T. projects for street- 
lighting facilities on certain arterial streets 
and State-Aid routes; 
[March 5, 1941, page 4353] Communication fron: 
Division of Highways, State of Illinois, dis- 
approving an M.F.T. project for installation of 
street lights on certain streets; 
having had the same under consideration, begs 
leave to report and recommend that said orders 
and communications be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in ' by _ 27 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. B. Bowler, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Bowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



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167 



BUILDINGS AND ZONING. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building 
at No. 1109 W. Adams St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 119) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 1109 
W. Adams street, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1109 W. 
• Adams street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity: 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at No. 
1109 W. Adams street be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildmgs is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building, 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building 
No. 1608 S. Christiana Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 118) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 1608 S. 
Christiana avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohhng, Ohn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1608 S. 

Christiana avenue is in a very precarious and 

dangerous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 

creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 

therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 1608 S. Christiana avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commssioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
N. E. Cor. E. 104th St. and S. Cottage Grove Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 110) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at the north- 
east corner of E. 104th street and S. Cottage Grove 
avenue, submitted a report recommending that said 
proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at the northeast 
corner of E. 104th street and S. Cottage Grove 
avenue is in a very precarious and dangerous con- 
dition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1, That the building now located at the 
northeast corner of E. 104th street and S. Cottage 
Grove avenue be and the same is hereby declared 
a nuisance, and the Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby authorized and directed to tear down or 
have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 1728 W. Crystal St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 125) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 1728 



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W. Crystal street, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie. 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cov/hey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1728 W. 
Crystal street, is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the peoples in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 1728 W. Crystal street, be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Kazing of Building at 
No. 851 S. Halsted St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 116) a pro- 
posed ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 
851 S. Halsted street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bov/ler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 851 S. 
Halsted street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 851 S. Halsted street be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 1836 N. Kimball Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943. page 13) [March 18, 
1943, page 8506] a proposed ordinance for the razing 
of a building at No. 1836 N. Kimball avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that said proposed 
ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. - 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler. Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1836 N. 
Kimball avenue is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicmity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 1836 N. Kimball avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from, and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 4142 W. Lake St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 124) a pro- 
posed ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 
4142 W. Lake street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 



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169 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — ^Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
MerrjTnan, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 4142 W. 
Lake street is in a very precarious and dangerous 
condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

^T^^f^Io^ ^- "^^-^^ building now located at 
No. 4142 W. Lake street be and the same is here- 
by declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildmgs is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, o 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 437 S. Leavitt St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to vs^hich 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 118) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 437 S. 
Leavitt street, submitted a report recommending that 
said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows; 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Vv^agner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy Pistilh, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie' 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 437 S 
Leavitt street, is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
therefore^ hazard to the people in this vicinity; 

Be Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: • 

AT^^fo-^°^ '^^^^ building now located at 
No. 437 S. Leavitt street be and the same is here- 
by declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 3528 S. Lowe Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 
18, 1943, page 8500] a proposed ordinance for the 
razing of a building at No. 3528 S. Lowe avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that said proposed ordi- 
nance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'PIallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn-^5. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The building located at No. 3528 S. 
Lowe avenue is in a very precarious and dangerous 
condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 3528 S. Lowe avenue be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 2603 W. Maypole Av. 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 125) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 2603 
W. Maypole avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie' 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 2603 W. 
Maypole avenue, is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 2603 W. Maypole avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Kazing of Building at 
No. 830 S. Morgan St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 116) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 830 
S. Morgan street, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 830 S. 
Morgan street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 830 S. Morgan street be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 5600 S. Morgan St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 114) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 5600 
S. Morgan street, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays "as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUer- 
ton, Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The foUowing is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 5600 S. 
Morgan street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance^ and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No 5600 S. Morgan street be and the same is here- 
by 'declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Kazing of Building at 
No. 5033 N. Nagle Av. 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 129) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a buUding at No. 5033 
N. Nagle avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevaUed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUer- 
ton Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The building located at 5033 N. Nagle 
avenue is in a dilapidated condition; and 

Whereas, The structure in its present condition 
constitutes a serious hazard to life and limb; now 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
5033 N. Nagle avenue be and the same is hereby 



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declared a nuisance and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 2230 W. Ogden Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [June 20, 
1940, page 2718] a proposed ordinance for the razing 
of a building at No. 2230 W. Ogden avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that said proposed ordinance 
do pass. 

No request was m.ade by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, OUn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duify, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crov/e, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The building located at No. 2230 W. 
Ogden avenue is in a very dangerous condition ; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 2230 W. Ogden avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of BuJMipg at 
No. 1023 S. Seeley Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 118) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 1023 
S. Seeley avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohhng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 



Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: . 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1023 S. 
Seeley avenue, is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 1023 S. Seeley avenue be and the same is here- 
by declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 3332 S. Seeley Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 18, 
1943, page 8500] a proposed ordinance for the razing 
of a building at No. 3332 S. Seeley avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that said proposed ordinance 
do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 3332 S. 
Seeley Avenue is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 3332 S. Seeley avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



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Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 3336 S. Seeley Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 18, 
1943, page 8500] a proposed ordinance for the raz- 
ing of a building at No. 3336 S. Seeley avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that said proposed ordi- 
nance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman CuUerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 3336 S. 
Seeley avenue is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
tl'.erefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of, the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 3336 S. Seeley avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
Nos. 613-617 W. 69th St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5,' 1943, page 114) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at Nos. 613-617 
W. 69th street, submitted a report recommending that 
said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Ohn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at Nos. 613-617 
W. 69th street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 613-617 W. 69th street be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 709 W. Tilden St. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943^ page 116) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 709 
W. Tilden street, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Ohn, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 709 W. 
Tilden street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicmity; 
therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No 709 W. Tilden street be and the same is here- 
by declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building 
at No. 1934 W. Webster Av. 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 125) a proposed 
ordinance for the razing of a building at No. 1934 W. 
Webster avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 



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173 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, BePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Dutfy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller Grealis 
Merrj-man, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Qumn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

w'^™^^'^^^ building located at No. 1934 W 
Webster avenue is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
therefore^ hazard to the people in this vicinity; 

^^CUmgo^^^^ ^^^^ C-ownciZ of the City of 

No. 1934 W. Webster avenue be and the same is 
^'li^^''^^''?^ ^ nuisance, and the Commissioner 
ot Buildmgs IS hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
provSl ^^^^^ passage and ap- 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 1753 N. Wilmot Av. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 125) a proposed 
ordmance for the razing of a building at No. 1753 
N. Wilmot avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena,' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1753 N. 
Wilmot avenue, is in a very precarious and 
dangerous condition; and 



Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and 
creates a hazard to the people in this vicinity 
therefore ' 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

KT^^^lf.^ ^- ^^^^ building now located at 
No. 1753 N. Wilmot avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be m force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, o f 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 3528 W. Wolfram St. 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to which 
had been referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 
18, 1943, page 8507] a proposed ordinance for the 
razing of a building at No. 3528 W. Wolfram street, 
submitted a report recommending that said proposed 
ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follov/s: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 3528 W. 
Wolfram street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

^S™/ 1. That the building now located at 
No. 3528 W. Wolfram street be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. ^ 



Authorization and Direction for Razing of Building at 
No. 1218 N. Wood St. 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning to which 
had been referred (May 5, 1943, page 125) a pro- 
posed ordinance for the razing of a building at No 
1218 N. Wood street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that said proposed ordinance do pass. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the proposed ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, BohUng, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton Br'ody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 1218 N. 

Wood street is in a very precarious and dangerous 

condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 

a hazard to the people in this vicinity ; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
No. 1218 N. Wood street be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 

Proposed 

Amendment of Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Area 
Bounded by W. Gunnison St.; C, M., St. P. & 
P Ry.; W. Lawrence Av.; and a Line ITS Ft. 
West of C, M., St. P. 
& P. Ry.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 



(Signed) 



P. J. Cullerton, 

Chairman. 



May 19, 1943 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 20) a 
resolution submitted by the Board of Appeals 
recommending allowance of a variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
to the premises known as No. 1546 W. Cortez 
street, having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the proposed ordinance submitted herewith 
[printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 2] . 

This recommendation was concurred in by 18 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



P. J. Cullerton, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, May 11, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [Feb- 
ruary 25 1943, page 8486] a proposed ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to 
classify as a Manufacturing District, m heu ot 
Duplex Residence and Commercial Districts, the 
area bounded by W. Gunnison street; the right of 
way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
Pacific Railway; W. Lawrence avenue; and a line 
175 feet west of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway 
(Use District Map No. 8), having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said proposed ordinance 
[printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 2]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 18 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Proposed 

Allowance of Variation from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance (No. 1300 W. Henderson St.). 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 
18, 1943, page 8430] a resolution submitted by the 
Board of Appeals recommending allowance of a 
variation from the requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance as to the premises known as No. 
1300 W. Henderson street, having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the proposed ordinance here- 
with submitted [printed in Committee Pamphlet 

No. 2]. ^ ■ ^ -,8 

This recommendation was concurred m by i» 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) P- J- Cullerton, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Allowance of Variation from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance (No. 1546 W. Cortez St.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 



Proposed 

Allowance of Variation from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance (No. 4518 W. Montana St.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, Page 13) [March 
18 1943, page 8430] a resolution submitted by the 
Board of Appeals recommending allowance of a 
variation from the requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning ordinance as to the premises known as No. 
4538 W. Roosevelt road, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the proposed ordinance submitted here- 
with [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 2J. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 18 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 

votes. , , J 

Respectfully submitted, 

rsiened) P- J- Cullerton, 

(.bignea; Chairman. 



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Proposed 

Allowance of Variation from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance (No. 4538 W. Roosevelt Rd,). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) [March 
18, 1943, page 8430] a resolution submitted by the 
Board of Appeals recommending allowance of a 
variation from the requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning ordinance as to the premises known as No. 
4538 W. Roosevelt road, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the proposed ordinance submitted here- 
with [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 2]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 18 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) P. J. Cullerton, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Allowance of Variation from Requirements of Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance (No. 1828 N. Springfield Av.). 
The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Cullerton, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 20) a 
resolution submitted by the Board of Appeals 
recommending allowance of a variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning ordinance as 
to the premises known as No. 1828 N. Springfield 
avenue, having had the same under advisement,, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the proposed ordinance submitted herewith 
[printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 2]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 18 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) _ P. J. Cullerton, 

Chairman. 



Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
which were referred (April 9, 1943, page 13) 
sundry proposed ordinances, orders, resolutions, 
etc., relating to the respective subjects noted, as 
follows : 

[May 18, 1938, p. 6014] Amendment of the 
revised building code (Section 703.02 — ordinary 
or heavy- timber construction ) ; 

[September 13, 1938, p. 6891] Amendment of 
revised building code (Section 1203.01 — Con- 
struction Type Requirements) ; 

[March 24, 1939] (p. 8238) Amendment of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a 



Residence District and a 1st Volume District, in 
lieu of an Apartment District and a 2nd Volume 
District, the area bounded by the alley north of 
W. Jarvis avenue; the alley west of N. Western 
avenue; W. Jarvis avenue; a line 375 feet west 
of N. Western avenue; the alley south of W. 
Jarvis avenue; and N. Rockwell street (Use Dis- 
trict Map No. 4 and Volume District Map No. 4) ; 
(p. 8240) Exemption of certain types of "open 
air" public garages from the requirement for 
equipment with automatic sprinkler systems, 
etc.; (p. 8241) Inclusion within the fire limits of 
the territory bounded by W. Addison street, N. 
Oketo avenue, W. Irving Park road and N. 
Harlem avenue; 

[May 3, 1939, p. 164] Amendment of the build- 
ing regulations to limit the heights of commer- 
cial, apartment and hotel buildings; 

[Julv 12, 1939, p. 632] Requirement for in- 
stallation of incinerators in all new residences 
and apartment buildings; 

[August 30, 1939, p. 835] Requirement for 
installation of garbage incinerators in certain 
buildings ; 

[October 30, 1939] (p. 1159) Requirement for 
a minimum lot width of 45 feet for new homes 
to be erected in a portion of "Edgebrook"; (p. 
1162) Demolition and removal of certain uncom- 
pleted buildings; 

[February 21, 1940, p. 1976] Variation from 
the requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Nos. 6246-6248 S. Peoria street) ; 

[March 8, 1940, p. 2122] Use of the "Old 
English Thatched" roofs within the fire limits; 

[March 20, 1940] (p. 2202) Inclusion of cer- 
tain territory in the provisional fire limits in the 
19th Ward; (p. 2204) Withholding of permits for 
the erection, etc., of parking lots, garages or 
filling stations pending a survey of public safety, 
etc. ; 

[April 3, 1940] (p. 2267) Withholding of per- 
mits for licenses for parking lots pending ap- 
proval by the Traffic Engineer, etc.; (p. 2272) 
Requirement for frontage consents from adjacent 
property-owners for erection of billboards or 
signs, etc.; 

[June 20, 1940, p. 2677] Estabhshment of set- 
back lines on S. Kedzie avenue between W. 115th 
street and a line 300 feet north of W. 103rd 
street ; 

[July 31, 1940, p. 2941] Razing of buildings at 
No 2330 W. Ogden avenue and at No. 2318 W. 
Taylor street; 

[November 26, 1940, p. 3544] Increase in fees 
for billboards, signs and signboards ; 

[December 20, 1940] (p. 3732) Amendment of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a 
Manufacturing District, in lieu of an Apartment 
District, the area bounded by the alley next north 
of W. Wrightwood avenue; N. Keeler avenue; 
W. Wrightwood avenue; and N. Kildare avenue 
(Use District Map No. 13); (p. 3723) Amend- 
ment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify 
as a Commercial District, in lieu of an Apart- 
ment District, the area bounded by E. 108th 
street; the alley next east of S. Avenue H; E. 
109th street; and S. Avenue H (Use District 
Map No. 44); (p. 3735) Amendment of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as an 
Apartment District, in lieu of a Commercial Dis- 
trict, the area bounded by W. Montrose avenue; 
N. California avenue; W Cullom avenue; and 
the alley next west of N. California avenue 
(Use District Map No.9) ; 

[January 27, 1941, p. 4178] Inclusion, in the 
provisional fire limits, of S. Green, S. Peoria and 
S. Sangamon streets, between W. 92nd and W. 



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93rd streets; and amendment of the Chicago Zon- 
ing Ordinance to classify as a Residence District, 
in Ueu of a Manufacturing District, the area 
bounded by W. 82nd street; S. Talman avenue; 
W. 83rd street; and S. Washtenaw avenue (Use 
District Map No. 35) ; ^ ^ f 

TMarch 26, 1941] (p. 4466) Amendment of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a 
Commercial District, in lieu of an Apartment 
District, the area bounded by the alley next 
east of S. Hamilton avenue; Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad; and S. Hamilton avenue (Use District 
Map No. 24); (p. 4477) Amendment of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a Resi- 
dence District, in lieu of a Commercial District 
the area bounded by the alley next north of 
W. Montrose avenue; the alley next west ot N. 
Milwaukee avenue; the alley next south of W 
Montrose avenue; W. Berteau avenue, etc. (Use 
District Map No. 8) ; + i-hc. 

[April 2, 1941, p. 4531] Amendment of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a Resi- 
dence District, in heu of an Apartment District 
the area bounded by W. Roscoe street; N. Austin 
avenue- the alley next north of W. Belmont ave- 
nuefand N. Mobile avenue (Use District Map 

^°fAprii 23, 1941] (p. 4567) Recommendations 
for regulations to govern the installation and 
maintenance of projecting signs (commumcation 
—Chicago Electric Sign Association) ; (p. 4b4U) 
Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
placing Residence District symbols and indica- 
tions and 1st Volume District symbols and indi- 
cations on Use District and Volume District 
Maps No. 6 and No. 12-A for the area bounded 
by W. Berteau avenue; N. Pioneer avenue; W. 
Irving Park road; N. Harlem avenue; W. Well- 
ington avenue; N. Oriole avenue; W. Belmont 

avenue, etc.; . ^. ^ j-u^ 

[May 22, 1941] (p. 4749) Variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance 
(No 6308 S. Aberdeen street); (p. 4<y^; 
Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance to 
classify as a Commercial Dif trict in lieu of an 
Apartment District, the area bounded by E. 62nd 
street; the alley next east of S. Vernon avenue; 
the alley next north of E. 63rd street; and S. 
Vernon avenue (Use District Map No. 31) (peti- 
tion attached) ; 

[June 19, 1941] (p. 4964) Variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance 
(No 1020 S. Central Park avenue); (p. 50-:^/) 
Issuance of a permit to Bowlium Corporation 
for erection of an illuminated sign; 

[June 26, 1941, p. 5184] Issuance of a permit 
to Howard Bowl for an illuminated sign; 

[August 21, 1941, p. 5463] Regulation of the 
use of I-beams which extend over pubhc ways; 
Requirement for permits for I-beams extending 
over pubhc ways; Issuance of a permit to Lake 
View Liquor stores for erection of I-beam; 

[September 22, 1941, p. 5638] Issuance of a 
permit to Hamilton Club for an illuminated sign; 

[November 25, 1941, p. 5919] Issuance of a 
permit to Pixley and Ehlers for an illuminated 
sign J 

[January 23, 1942, p. 6545] Establishment of 
a separate department for enforcement of health 
and safety regulations in dwellings; 

[March 11, 1942] (p. 6759) Amendment of 
regulations governing alterations, repairs or re- 
placements in existing buildings or structures; 
(p. 6779) Issuance of a permit to Gold Bond 
Department Store for erection of an illuminated 
sign ; 



[March 25, 1942, p. 6827] Amendment of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a Com- 
mercial District, in lieu of an Apartment District, 
the area bounded by a line 200 feet north of E. 
51st street; the alley next east of S. Prame 
avenue; E. 51st street; S. Prairie avenue (Use 
District Map No. 31) (petition attached) ; 

[June 17, 1942, p. 7168] Razing of buildings 
at No. 833 and No. 906 S. Claremont avenue; 
No. 2318 W. Taylor street ; 

[July 8, 1942] (p. 7267) Razing of buildings 
at No. 833 and No. 906 S. Claremont avenue. No. 
2230 W. Ogden avenue. No. 2318 W. Taylor 

[March 18, 1943, p. 8507] Amendment of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance to classify as a 
Manufacturing District, in lieu of a Commercial 
District, the area bounded by a line 218 feet 
south of W. Schubert avenue; the alley next 
east of N. Pulaski road; a line 346 feet south of 
W. Schubert avenue; and N. Pulaski road (Use 
District Map No. 15) ; 
and to which was referred 

[April 9, 1943, p. 16] A communication from 
Bernard Epstein requesting that the Chicago 
, Zoning Ordinance be amended as to the premises 
known as Nos. 201-215 E. 58th street; 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee with no dis- 
senting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



P. J. CULLERTON^ 

Chairman. 



No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY AND STATE LEGISLATION. 



Kecommendations as to Bills Affecting City of Chicago 
Introduced in 63rd General Assembly. 
The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Alderman Brody, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion having had under consideration the matter 
of sundry bills presented at the current session of 
the Sixty-third General Assembly which directly 
affect the City of Chicago and should receive atten- 
tion at the hands of the City Council, as reported 
by the Corporation Counsel, begs leave to submit 
the following recommendations : 

I. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 
the following 

Senate Bills: 
S. B. 297. Amends section 24 of an Act authoriz- 
ing cities, villages and incorporated towns which 
have heretofore entered into agreements with the 
Federal government and have received Federal 



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grants for certain improvements to levy taxes and 
issue bonds, approved March 3, 1936. Permits any 
property owner to pay his assessment either before 
or after the assessment is due and vi^hether or not 
the assessment has been withdrawn from collection 
or sold to the municipality or forfeited for non- 
pajTnent with bonds or vouchers heretofore or 
hereafter issued under this Act. 

S. B. 300. Amends section 84-89 of the Revised 
Cities and Villages Act. Permits any property 
owner to pay his special assessment wholly or in 
part either before or after it is due and whether 
or not the assessment has been withdrawn from 
collection or sold or forfeited for non-payment of 
assessment, with bonds or vouchers heretofore or 
hereafter issued under this article, applying, how- 
ever, the bonds and vouchers of each series only 
to the payment of installment to which they relate. 

S. B. 330. Amends Section 18 of the City Civii 
Service Act. Provides that in cities having a popu- 
lation of more than 100,000 inhabitants, the salary 
of the chief examiner of the commission shall be 
fixed by the city council instead of being a salary 
of $4,500 a year. 

S. B. 377. Amends Section 2 of the "Retailers' 
Occupation Tax Act." Reduces the tax payable 
under the Act after July 1, 1943 from 2% to 1%. 

House Bills : 

H. B. 452. Amends Sections 3, 8, 10, 16, 20, 21, 
25 and 26 of the Inheritance Tax Law. Provides 
that of the tax collected under this Act, one-half 
thereof shall be paid into the county treasury and 
the balance remitted to the State Treasurer. 

H. B. 543. Amends section 1 of an Act to pro- 
vide for the compulsory retirement of teachers, 
principals, district superintendents, and assistant 
superintendents and for the payment of retirement 
annuities. Provides that any teacher, principal 
district superintendent or assistant superintendent 
may, if he so desires, continue in active service 
until the end of the school term during which he 
attains the age of 65 years. 

II. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law the following 

Senate Bills: 

S. B. 277. Amends section 2 of an Act to pro- 
vide the manner of proposing amendments to the 
Constitution and submitting the same to the elec- 
tors of this State. Provides that the proposed 
amendment and the explanation required thereof 
by the Secretary of State appear on the official 
ballot m a separate column at the left of the names 
of all candidates for office. 

S. B. 278. Provides that State convention of any 
political party may adopt a resolution for or 
against a constitutional amendment, which is to be 
submitted to voters, and certified to the Secretary 
of State. At least 35 days before the election Sec- 
retary of State to certify to the county clerk of 
each county the resolution adopted. Provides that 
the proposition to amend the Constitution be stated 
under the party appellation of each party. 

S B. 279. Amends sections 15 1/2 and 23 of the 
Ballot Act. Provides that political parties at their 
State conventions may endorse and certify proposi- 
tions for or against a constitutional amendment 
and that such party endorsement shall be indicated 
and printed on the ballot under the party appella- 
tion or title of such party and at the foot of the 
,! n ^, ^ (X) in the party circle 

shall be considered as a vote for such amendment, 
according to the resolution which was adopted at 
the party State convention, otherwise voter may 



indicate his choice by placing a cross (X) at the 
left of such proposition for or against the same. 

S. B. 313. Amends Section 138 of the Uniform 
Act Regulating Traffic on Highways. Provides that 
fines and penalties recovered for offenses com- 
mitted upon a highway within the limits of a city, 
village or incorporated town or under the jurisdic- 
tion of any park district, shall be paid to the 
treasurer of that particular municipality if the 
violator was arrested by authorities of the city, 
village, incorporated town or park district, pro- 
vided that police officers and officials of such 
municipalities seasonably prosecute for all fines 
and penalties under this Act. If the violation is 
prosecuted by the authorities of any county, any 
fine or penalties shall be paid to the county treas- 
urer. Penalties recovered for offenses committed 
outside the limits of a city, village, incorporated 
town or park district shall be paid to the treasurer 
of the county where the offense was committed. 

House Bills: 

H. B. 207. Enacts Uniform Arrest Act concern- 
ing arrests by peace officers providing for the 
questioning and detention of suspects, searching 
suspects for weapons, the force permissible in mak- 
ing and resists arrests, arrests without a warrant, 
the use of summons instead of arrest, the release 
and detention of persons arrested and the identifi- 
cation of witnesses. Penalties. Repeals sections 4 
and 7 of Division VI of the Criminal Code. 

H. B. 334. Amends section 2 of the Act requir- 
ing compensation for causing death by wrongful 
action. Provides that in actions brought under this 
Act, contributory negligence of the decedent shall 
not bar recovery of the damages on behalf of the 
person's representative, but the defendant may 
plead and prove contributory negligence on the 
part of the decedent in mitigation of the damages. 

H. B. 335. Provides that an action for damages 
to person or to property, contributory negligence 
of the person injured in his person or property 
shall not bar him from recovery of damages, but 
any defendant may plead and prove contributory 
negligence on the part of the plaintiff in mitigation 
of damages. 

H. B. 402. Provides for the assessment and taxa- 
tion of private car line companies by the State Tax 
Commission; the rate of taxation to be computed 
on the average rate of taxation. Such tax, when 
collected, shall be paid to the State Treasurer. 
Provides for an alternative method of tax determi- 
nation to be used in case the first method herein 
specified is declared invalid. 

H. B. 445. Amends Section 19 of the 1939 
Revenue Act. Removes the provision exempting 
from taxation all land of housing authorities 
created under an Act in relation to housing author- 
ities, approved March 19, 1934 and all property 
belonging to the Illinois State Public Building 
Authority for cities, villages and incorporated 
towns of 75,000 or more inhabitants. 

H. B. 548. Provides for the assessment and 
taxation of private car line companies by the State 
Tax Commission. Determines what constitutes fair 
cash value of such property and requires such 
companies annually to return to the Tax Commis- 
sion sworn statements and schedules containing 
information as to its assessable property. Provides 
for inter-state allocation of operating personal 
property. Specifies the manner of determining the 
State's average rate of taxation, the tax on oper- 
ating personal property, collection of the tax 
alternate methods of determining the tax and in- 
formational return by railroad companies. Penal- 
ties. 

H. B. 551. Amends Section 8 and 20a of the 



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"Fees and Salaries Act." Provides that in pro- 
ceedings to foreclose the land of delinquent real 
Saie taxes, State's Attorneys shall be entitled 
to, and receive, a fee equal to ten per cent of the 
total amount realized from the sale of real estate 
sold in such foreclosure proceedings. 

III. 

That the City Council respectfully petition the 

the existing powers of municipalities to tax, license 
and regulate currency exchanges: 

w R 475 Provides that after July 1, 194d, no 
firvS' association partnership or corpora- 
?fo?Thall S.5e irthe'bSsiness of a community 
rrefcf eSan^e w^^^^^^^^^^ 

^?esfgnates'r ma^" aiing applicationjor 
Designates L e accompanied by a fee ot 

t2^'00 foV the cosfof investigating the applicant. 
^win%h:application has ^-n aPP-v^^^^^^^^^^^ 

'^'otfTt:%i?^l% of S^r^UntsS^^^^ 
Sange llso ?equLes the licensee to file wvth the 
t suretv bond in the amount of $1,000 tor 

rranmegal,'?rrudulent or unsafe ^Thl 

the purpose of administering this act. 

Further your Committee begs leave to advise 
thft 't hasTquested various of the committees 
in iiake a study of, and submit report to the City 
Comcn on bSs pertaining to subjects commg 
wS their respective jurisdictions, as follows. 
Committee on Finance: 

Senate Bill 373. 

House Bills 454, 508, 511, 537, 538 and 552. 

Committee on Traffic and Public Safety : 
Senate Bills 338 and 342. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. Brody, 
(bignea; Chairman. 



and use an existing railroad switch track m N. 
Kingsbury street, northwesterly of W Division 
street having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said proposed ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation Lprmted 
in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred m by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

r Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

(.bigneu; Chairman. 



Boston Store of Chicago, Inc.: Vault. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 

P^^^^^^'^^ CHICAGO, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries Streets and 
Allevs to which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) [December 3, 1942, page 7886] a proposed 
6rdinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to Boston Store of Chicago, Inc., to maintain and 
use as now constructed a vault under the surface 
of the east-and-west public alley north ot W. 
Madison street adjoining the premises known as 
the northwest corner of W. Madison and N. State 
streets having had the same under advisement, 
begs leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said proposed ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [prmted 
in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred m by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. . „ x, -4.4- J 
Respectfully submitted, 

rsisned) Bryan Hartnett, 

l^oigneu; Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Nick Bencher: Switch Track. 
The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 

P"^^^^^'^^ CHICAGO, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5 1943, page 
131) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Nick Beucher to maintain 



Chicago Electric Co.: Proposed Driveway. 
The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published. Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Allevs to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
117) a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Chicago Electric Co. to construct and mamtam 
one driveway across the sidewalk at No. 1322 W. 
Cermak road, having had the same under advise- 
ment, begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said proposed order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by eighteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes): 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Chicago Electric Co. 
to construct and maintain one driveway across the 
sidewalk, 20 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 1322 W. Cermak road; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CSiened) Bryan Hartnett, 

^bignea; Chairman. 



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Chicago Tribune Building Corp. : Coal Vault 
(with Openings). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
131) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Chicago Tribune Building 
Corporation to maintain and use an existing coal 
vault, with openings, in E. Hubbard street, at the 
northeast corner of N. Michigan avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, begs leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said proposed 
ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in Committee 
Pamphlet No. 3] . 

This recommendation was concurred, in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Harbor Plywood Corp. : Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 5, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
117) a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Harbor Plywood Corporation to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk at Nos. 
1446-1454 W. Cermak road, having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said proposed order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by eighteen 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Harbor Plywood Cor- 
poration to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 80 feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as Nos. ^ 1446-1454 W. Cermak 
road; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 
Respectfully submatted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Edward Hines Lumber Co.: Switch Track. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 



128) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Edward Hines Lumber Com- 
pany to maintain and use an existing railroad 
switch track on and across N. Kenton avenue south 
of N. Milwaukee avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the pasage of said proposed ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurrec^ in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

• Chairman. 



Huss Lumber Co.: Blower Pipe and Conduit Pipe. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
132) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Huss Lumber Company to 
maintain and' use an existing blower pipe and 
conduit pipe over and across the north-and-south 
alley between N. Clifton avenue and N. Racine 
avenue, north of W. Belden avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, begs leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said proposed 
ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in Committee 
Pamphlet No. 3] . 

This recommendation was • concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



International Harvester Co.: Conduit. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
ini^^nV^° ^^^^^ referred (May 5, 1943, pages 
lUb-107) a proposed ordinance for a grant of per- 
- mission and authority to International Harvester 
Company to maintain and use an existing conduit 
under and across the north-and-south alley west 
of N. Michigan avenue south of E. Lake street 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation [printed in Com- 
mittee Pamphlet No. 3] . 

Tills recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signe^J) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



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Interstate Smelting and Kefining Co.: 
Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President und Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
112) a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Interstate Smelting and Refining Company to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway across the side- 
walk on the E. 97th street side of the premises 
known as No. 9651 S. Torrence avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, begs leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by eighteen 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes ) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Interstate Smelting 
and Refining Co. to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 30 feet wide, on the 
E. 97th street side of the premises known as No. 
9651 S. Torrence avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainten- 
ance of driveways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



John F. Jelke Co.: Conduits. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
118 )i a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to John F. Jelke Company to 
maintain two existing conduits under and across 
S. Washtenaw avenue north of W. Polk street, 
having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation [printed in Com- 
mittee Pamphlet No. 3] . 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Emil Mares Motor Sales: Proposed Driveway. 
The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 



117) a proposed order for issuance of a permit to 
Emil Mares Motor Sales to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk at Nos. 1500- 
1502 W. Cermak road, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said proposed order (this recom- 
mendation was concurred in by eighteen members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Emil Mares Motor 
Sales to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 50 feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as Nos. 1500-1502 W. Cermak 
road; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Planters Hotel Co.: Ventilating Stack and 
Ventilating Shaft. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which v/as, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

j^HiCAGO, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
107) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Planters Hotel Company to 
maintain and use an existing ventilating stack 
over the south side of the east-and-west alley 
known as W. Calhoun place, and a ventilating 
shaft under the sidewalk space in front of the 
premises known as No. 19 N. Clark street, having 
had the same under advisement, begs leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said pro- 
posed ordinance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation [printed in Com- 
mittee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Rehm Hardware Co. : Covered Bridge 
(or Passageway). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
116) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Rehm Hardware Company 
to maintain and use an existing covered bridge or 
passageway across an alley, connecting the 
premises known as Nos. 1501-1509 S. Blue Island 
avenue with the premises known as Nos. 1213-1215 
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May 19, 1943 

ment, begs leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said proposed ordinance, with com- 
pensation as fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Max Skolnik: Proposed Lease of Space in South 
Park Way and S. Silverton Way. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
48) a communication from the Superintendent of 
Compensation transmitting an application of Max 
Skolnik for permission for the temporary use of 
space underneath sidewalks on the v/est side of 
South Park Way north of E. 23rd street and on the 
west side of S. Silverton Way between South Park 
Way and the alley west thereof, having had the 
sam-e under advisement, begs leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation (this recommendation was concurred in 
by eighteen members of the commitee, with no 
dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to Max Skolnik to occupy the space under- 
neath the sidewalk on the west side of South 
Park Way from the north line of E. 23rd street to 
the westerly line of S. Silverton Way, containing 
twenty-two hundred forty-six (2246) square feet; 
also the space underneath the sidewalk on the 
westerly side of S. Silverton Way from the west 
hne of South Parkway to the east line of the alley 
west thereof, containing sixteen hundred (1600) 
square feet, for a period of three (3) years from 
and after June 1, 1943, at an annual compensation 
of two hundred forty dollars ($240.00), payable 
annually in advance, said permits subject to re- 
vocation by either party upon thirty (30) days' 
notice, m writing, or may be revoked by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The University of Chicago: Proposed Conduit, 
Pipes and Manhole. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
108) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to The University of Chicago 



to excavate for, install and maintain a conduit, 
together with pipes and a manhole, under and 
across S. University avenue at a point three feet 
north of E. 61st street, thence southerly under and 
across E. 61st street and under and along the 
parkway on the east side of S. University avenue, 
thence east twenty feet on private property, having 
had the same under advisement, begs leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said proposed 
ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in Committee 
Pamphlet No. 3]. 

_ This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



West Disinfecting Co.: Loading Platform. 
The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
107) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Vv^est Disinfecting Company 
to maintain and use an existing loading platform 
in the rear of the premises known as Nos. 2637- 
2641 S. Cottage Grove avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, begs leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said proposed ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Wilson & Co., Inc. : Loading Platform with Earaps, 
and Canopy. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: ' 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which was referred (May 5, 1943, page 
112) a proposed ordinance for a grant of permis- 
sion and authority to Wilson & Co., Inc., to main- 
tain and use an existing loading platform, with 
ramps, adjoining the premises known as Nos. 
4118-4136 S. Ashland avenue, and an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in S. Ashland avenue 
attached to the building located at Nos. 4100-4104 
S. Ashland avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said proposed ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Committee Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



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Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 14, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to which were referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) sundry proposed orders, ordinances, and sundry 
communications, concerning the respective subjects 
noted, as follows: 

[April 10, 1940, page 2330] Provision for the 
acceptance of dedications of land for public street 
purposes in cases where taxes are delinquent; 

[November 26, 1940, page 3534] Vacation of 
part of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by S. Union avenue, S. Lowe avenue, 
W. 75th street and W. 76th street (Fred E. 
Hummel, successor trustee) ; 

[January 8, 1941, page 3793] Acceptance of a 
certain conveyance of land for pubUc street pur- 
poses (N. Landers and N. Hiawatha avenues) ; 

[February 5, 1941, page 4270] Authorizations 
to the City Comptroller to accept conveyances of 
land for pubUc street purposes (N. Landers and 
N. Hiawatha avenues, and N. Leggett, N. Leader, 
N. Landers and N. Hiawatha avenues ) ; 

[April 23, 1941, page 4626] Vacation of the 
north-and-south alley in the block bounded by 
S. Kedzie avenue, W. 62nd street, W. 62nd place 
and S. Spaulding avenue (Harold E. Marzano, 
beneficiary) ; 

[July 24, 1941, page 5211] Vacation of the 
east-and-west alley in the block bounded by W. 
Belle Plaine avenue, W. Irving Park road, N. 
Rockwell street and the Chicago River (com- 
munication from Elmer E. Stults, Inc. ) ; 

[July 24, 1941, page 5324] Vacation of the 
east-and-west alleys in the two blocks bounded 
by W. 52nd street, W. 53rd street, S. Millard 
avenue and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad 
(Annie Nix, beneficiary) ; 

[September 22, 1941, page 5600] Construction 
and maintenance of a driveway at Nos. 534-536 
W. Kinzie street (communication from Charles 
M. Thomson, as trustee of the property of Chi- 
cago and North Western Railway Company) ; 

[May 13, 1942, page 7019] Approval of a plat 
of dedication of certain property for highway 
purposes (area bounded by W. Byron street, W. 
Irving Park road, N. Melvina avenue and N. 
Mobile avenue) ; 

[December 3, 1942, page 7900] Lease of the 
dead-end portion of W. Gunnison street to Thor- 
gersen and Ericksen (communication from Cor- 
poration Counsel and proposed order) ; 

and to which were referred (April 9, 1943, page 
13) 

A proposed ordinance for vacation of the first 
east-and-west alley south of W. Howard street 
in the block bounded by W. Birchwood avenue, 
W. Howard street, N. Hoyne avenue and N. 
Ridge boulevard (A. C. Nielsen Company, bene- 
ficiary). (Said proposed ordinance was drafted 
in accordance with instructions contained in an 
order passed May 6, 1941, page 4720) ; 

A proposed ordinance for vacation of the east- 
and-west alley in the block bounded by W. Belle 
Plaine avenue, W. Irving Park road, N. Rockwell 
street and the North Branch of the Chicago 



River (Oscar P. Carlson Co., beneficiary). (Said 
proposed ordinance was drafted in accordance 
with instructions contained in an order passed 
June 3, 1942, page 7107) ; 

and to which was referred 

[April 9, 1943, page 37] A proposed order for 
issuance of a permit to Crowe Name Plate & 
Manufacturing Company to construct and main- 
tain a driveway; 

having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the Committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Extension of Time for Filing of Acceptance by Chicago 
Transit Company of Ordinance for Comprehensive 
Unified Local Transportation System 
for City of Chicago. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
a report recommending the passage of a proposed 
ordinance submitted therewith for an extension, to 
and including August 2, 1943, of the time for the filing 
of an acceptance by Chicago Transit Company of the 
ordinance passed June 19, 1941, providing for a com- 
prehensive unified local transportation system for the 
City of Chicago and its metropolitan area. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report and 
pass the proposed ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, Fischman, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Brandt, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, CuUerton, Brody, Gur- 
man, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, Merryman, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 44. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Extending to and including August 2, 1943, the 
time for the acceptance by the Chicago Transit 
Company of an ordinance providing for a com- 
prehensive unified local transportation system 
for the City of Chicago and its metropolitan 
area passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago on June 19, 1941, as amended. 



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Whereas, An ordinance entitled "An ordinance 
providing for a comprehensive unified local trans- 
portation system to be used mainly for the trans- 
portation of persons in the City of Chicago and in 
the adjacent and suburban territory within the 
metropolitan area of the City of Chicago, and 
granting a terminable permit for the establishment, 
maintenance and operation of such system and for 
the use therefor of streets, alleys, public ways, 
public grounds and certain City-owned subways 
within the City, reserving to the City or its permit- 
tee the right or option to purchase such system" 
was passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago on June 19, 1941, and was thereafter 
amended by ordinances passed by said City Coun- 
cil, and was approved by a majority of the electors 
of said City voting upon the proposition submitted 
at the election held on June 1, 1942; and 

Whereas, It was provided in section 30 of said 
ordinance, as amended, as follows: 

"This ordinance, as amended, shall be in force 
and effect as to section 29 upon passage and as 
to all other provisions shall be in force and effect 
when: 

(a) this ordinance, as amended, shall have 
been approved by a majority of the electors 
of the city of Chicago voting upon the proposi- 
tion submitted at the election specified in sec- 
tion 29 of this ordinance, as amended; ^ 

(b) the Illinois Commerce Commission shall 
have authorized or approved the purchase or 
acquisition by the Company of the properties 
of Chicago Railways Company, Chicago City 
Railway Company, Calumet and South Chicago 
Railway Company, The Southern Street Rail- 
way Company, Chicago Rapid Transit Com- 
pany and Union Consolidated Elevated Rail- 
way Company, and if acquired prior to the 
effective date of this ordinance, as amended, 
Chicago Motor Coach Company, as a part of 
the Transit System, said above named com- 
panies being the companies designated collec- 
tively in section 1 of this ordinance, as 
amended, as the existing companies specified 
in Items I, II and III of Exhibit A; and 

(c) within one hundred eighty (180) days 
from and after the date of the approval by the 
electors of the city of Chicago of this ordin- 
ance, as amended, or within such extension 
or extensions of time as may be fixed by the 
city council, the Company shall have filed with 
the city clerk a certified copy of this ordinance 
as passed by the city council on the nineteenth 
(19th) day of June, A.D. 1941, a certified 
copy of said amendatory ordinance passed by 
the city council on the twenty-second (22nd) 
day of September, A.D. 1941, and a certified 
copy of said amendatory ordinance passed by 
the city council on the fifteenth (15th) day of 
April, A.D. 1942, and shall have attached to 
such certified copies its unconditional written 
acceptance under its corporate seal of this 
ordinance, as amended, and of the exhibits 
attached to and made parts of this ordinance, 
as amended, and of all the terms, provisions, 
conditions, requirements, restrictions and 
limitations contained in this ordinance, as 
amended, together with a certificate by the 
president or vice-president of the Company, 
accompanied by the opinion of competent 
counsel, that the Company has acquired the 
properties of the existing companies in the 
manner provided in section 26 of this ordin- 
ance, as amended. 



The date of filing such acceptance shall be the 
effective date of this ordinance, as amended."- 
and ' 

Whereas, The Illinois Commerce Commission on 
May 3, 1943 entered its Order in the matter of the 
application of the Chicago Transit Company for 
approval of unification and authority to issue 
securities, docket number 30937, but the time with- 
in which petitions for rehearing must be filed does 
not expire until thirty days after May 3, 1943 and 
it now appears that further time is required within 
which the Chicago Transit Company shall comply 
with the provisions of paragraph (c) of section 30 
of said ordinance, as amended; and 

Whereas, By an Ordinance passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago on February 25, 
1943, as the same appears in the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council at pages 8409 and 
8410, the time for the acceptance of said ordinance 
of June 19, 1941, as am.ended, was further extended 
to and including June 1, 1943; and 

Whereas, It is necessary and proper that the 
time within which the Chicago Transit Company 
shall accept said ordinance, as amended, be further 
extended to and including the second (2nd) day 
of August, 1943; now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

That the time within which the Chicago Transit 
Company shall file with the City Clerk a certified 
copy of said ordinance as passed by the City Coun- 
cil on the nineteenth (19th) day of June, A.D. 
1941, a certified copy of said amendatory ordinance 
passed by the City Council on the twenty-second 
(22nd) day of September, A.D. 1941, and a certi- 
fied copy of said amendatory ordinance passed by 
the City Council on the fifteenth (15th) day of 
April, A.D. 1942, together with its unconditional 
written acceptance under its corporate seal of the 
ordinance entitled : 

"An ordinance providing for a comprehensive 
unified local transportation system to be used 
mainly for the transportation of persons in the 
City of Chicago and in the adjacent and subur- 
ban territory within the metropolitan area of 
the City of Chicago, and granting a terminable 
permit for the establishment, maintenance and 
operation of such system and for the use there- 
for of streets, alleys, public ways, public grounds 
and certain City-owned subways within the City, 
reserving to the City or its permittee the right 
or option to purchase such system" 

passed by the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on June 19, 1941, and thereafter amended, and 
approved by a majority of the electors of said City 
voting upon the proposition submitted at the elec- 
tion designated in Section 29 of said ordinance, as 
amended, and held in said City on the first day of 
June, A.D. 1942, and of the exhibits attached to 
and made parts of said ordinance, as amended, 
and of all the terms, provisions, conditions, re- 
quirements, restrictions and limitations of said 
ordinance, as amended, together with a certificate 
by the president or vice-president of the said Com- 
pany, accompanied by the opinion of competent 
counsel, that the said Company has acquired the 
properties of the existing companies (designated 
as such in said ordinance, as amended,) as pro- 
vided in Section 30 of said ordinance, as amended 
shall be and hereby is extended to and including 
the second (2nd) day of August, A.D. 1943 



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JOURNAL— CITY COUNCII^CHICAGO 



May 19, 1943 



TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC SAFETY. 



In the Matter of Installation of Traffic Signals at 
S. State and 16th Sts. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 13, 1943. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 
Your Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
which was referred (April 9, 1943, page 14) a 
communication from the Coroner of Cook County 
in the matter of a recommendation for installation 
of traffic signal lights at S. State and 16th streets. 



having had the same under advisement, begs leave 
to report and recommend that said communication 
be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

^lespectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Geo. D. Kells, 

Chairman. 

No request was made by any two aldermen present 
to defer final action on said committee report. 
Alderman Kells moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



FIKST WAKD. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 

southwest corner of E. Randolph street and N. 
Wabash avenue, for a period of ten years from 
and after May 12, 1943, in accordance with plans 
and specifications filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer, said canopy not to exceed 64 feet in length 
nor 16 feet in width; upon the filing of the appli- 
cation and bond and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordinances relating to 
the construction and maintenance of canopies. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderma:n Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
order. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portion of 
W. Randolph St. 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 27-30 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, the operator of a ve- 
hicle shall not park such vehicle at any time upon 
the following street in the area indicated: 

(Street) (Limits) 
W Randolph street For the distance between No. 
(north side) 24 and No. 32 W. Randolph 

street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest, 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena, 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis, 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 45. 
Nays — None. 



Marshall Field & Co.: Canopy (E. Randolph St.) 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 
to Marshall Field & Company to maintain an exist- 
ing canopy over the sidewalk in E. Randolph street, 
attached to the building or structure located at the 



Marshall Field & Co.: Canopy (E. Washington St.) 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pubhc Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Marshall Field & Company to maintain an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in E. Washington street, 
attached to the building or structure located at the 
southwest corner of E. Washington street and N. 
Wabash avenue, for a period of ten years from and 
after May 12, 1943, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filed with the Commissioner of Pubhc 
Works and approved by the Commissioner of Build- 
ings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said 
canopy not to exceed 55 feet in length nor 16 feet 
in width ; upon the filing of the application and bond 
and payment of the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinances relating to the construction and 
maintenance of canopies. 



May 19, 1943 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS 



By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Feas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart' 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistihi, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena,' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie' 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, KeeAan and 
Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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Midland Building Corp.: Canopy. 

Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Midland Building Corporation to maintain an exist- 
mg canopy over the sidewalk in W. Adams street, 
attached to the building or structure located at Nos' 
168-174 W. Adams street, for a period of two years 
from and after May 12, 1943, in accordance with 
plans and specifications filed with the Commissioner 
°l Works and approved by the Commissioner 

of Buildmgs and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer, said canopy not to exceed 16 feet in length 
nor 12 feet in width; upon the fihng of the appH- 
cation and bond and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordinances relating to 
the construction and maintenance of canopies ex- 
cept that said compensation shall be paid annually 
m advance. 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

Alderman Budinger moved to pass the proposed 
order. 

I 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows; 

Yeas— Aldermen Budinger, Harvey, DePriest 
Cohen, Moss, Bohling, Olin, Lindell, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, Wagner, Kovarik, Sheridan, Murphy 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pistilli, Ropa, Janousek, Kacena,' 
Fischman, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie 
Brandt, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Lancaster, Culler- 
ton, Brody, Gurman, Cowhey, Crowe, Waller, Grealis 
Merryman, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Qumn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Budinger presented the following pro- 
posed orders: 

Bruno Roti: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
^lectricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Bruno Roti to con- 
struct and maintain one residential driveway across 
the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, in front of the premises 
known as No. 209 W. 23rd street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done m accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Vierling Steel Works: Maintenance of 
Street Return as Driveway. 

Pl^rit?/^ ^^^^}^^ Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
?fr™;' Vi^rl^g Steel Works to maintain eStfng 
street return (asphalt pavement) as a driveway 
14 feet in width on the north side of W. 23rd place 
at the vacated alley west of S. Princeton avenSe 

By unanimous consent committee consideration was 
dispensed with. 

orto Budinger moved to pass the proposed 

The motion prevailed. 



Joseph Ferro: Proposed Driveway. 
' Alderman Budinger presented a proposed order 
for issuance of a permit to Joseph Ferro to construct 



Roth, Inc.: Loading Platform (with Openings). 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
tor a grant of permission and authority to Roth 
Incorporated to maintain and use an existing loading 
platform, with openings, on the west side of the north- 
and-south alley known as N. Garland court, in the rear 
of the premises known as Nos. 139-141 N Wabash 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Wacker-Wells Building Corp.: Coal Chutes 
(with Openings). 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
tor a grant of permission and authority to the Wacker- 
Wells Building Corporation to maintain and use three 
Ttf "^'^^ openings, in the alley south 

ot W. Wacker drive and west of N. Wells street 
which was ' 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Young Men's Christian Assn. of Chicago: 
Proposed Water Pipe. 

Alderman Budinger presented a proposed ordinance 
tor a grant of permission and authority to the Young 
Mens Christian Association of Chicago to install 
and mamtam an iron water pipe under and across 

I "^''1:^°''^^ ^"^y between S. State street 

and b. Wabash avenue, north of E. 9th street which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claims of Dixon Service Stations, Inc. and 
U. S. Department of Justice. 

Alderman Budinger presented a claim o